Ray Wyre

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Ray Wyre
Known forPioneer in the treatment of sex offenders

Ray Wyre (2 November 1951 – 20 June 2008) was a pioneer in the treatment of sex offenders.[1]

Born in Hampshire, his work as a probation officer in prisons brought him into contact with some of Britain's most dangerous violent and sexual offenders, including Reggie Kray and Robert Black.[2] He set up the first residential treatment centre for sex offenders, the Gracewell Clinic, in 1988 in Birmingham,[3][2] He was the author of two non-fiction books.[2]

Wyre had three children, all from his first marriage, which ended in divorce. He died of a stroke and was survived by his wife Charmaine and his children.[2]


  1. ^ Last Word: Death of Ray Wyre, bbc.co.uk, 11 July 2008; accessed 17 January 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d Guardian obituary
  3. ^ Sex crime expert Ray Wyre dies aged 56, scotsman.com; accessed 17 January 2016.