Sussex man arrested by Met police investigating historic child abuse in guest house (From The Argus)
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Sussex man arrested by Met police investigating historic child abuse in guest house
A 70-year-old from Sussex has been arrested by Metropolitan Police officers investigating allegations of historic sex abuse at a guest house.
The man, from East Sussex, was arrested Operation Fernbridge officers and is currently in custody this morning.
The Metropolitan Police said: “Police arrested two men on suspicion of sexual offences.
“The men are (a) aged 66 from Norfolk, and (b) aged 70 from East Sussex.
“Both are in police custody at this time.”
Commander Peter Spindler, head of the Metropolitan Specialist Crime Investigations, said today: “This is a complex multi-agency investigation supported by the NSPCC, CEOP and Richmond Social Services involving non recent allegations of sexual assault against children.
“It is vital that anyone who has been affected by or has information about activity in the early 1980s at the Elm Guest House, or the Grafton Close care home, in Barnes speaks to the NSPCC on their Helpline on 0808 800 5000, or their local police.”
The allegations under Operation Fernbridge were initially assessed under Operation Fairbank, which was information passed to police by MP Tom Watson.
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