Margaret McGuckin, who went into care at the age of three, said that the abuse she suffered started almost immediately.
She said: "I'd be beaten, trailed around and be near drowned in baths or with disinfectant. To be slapped and beaten with hard canes... and be locked in dark cupboards and rooms for hours."
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Sir Bruce Forsyth, Sir Cliff Richard and the Prime Minister have been among those paying tribute to Cilla Black following news of her death.
TV favourite Cilla Black, who has died aged 72, gave viewers a "lorra, lorra laughs" during her long career.
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