Two arrests made in 1980s care home sex abuse probe

10:50 06 February 2013

Two men have been arrested in connection with an investigation into sexual assault allegedly committed at a Barnes guest house in the 1980s.

A 66-year-old from Norfolk and a 70-year-old for East Sussex were detained this morning on suspicion of sexual offences and remain in police custody. Incidents are alleged to have taken place at the Elm Guest House and Grafton Close care home.

The investigation was sparked after Labour MP Tom Watson passed information to police. This was initally assessed under Operation Fairbank, but is now under the auspices of Operation Fernbridge after it was deemed to have reached the threshold for a criminal investigation.

Director of the NSPCC helpline Peter Watt said: “We are assisting the police on Operation Fernbridge and are asking anyone with information to come forward.

“We will assist the police in gathering evidence and supporting those who come forward. It’s important we recognise the massive impact abuse has on children and young people, often well into their adult life.”

Anyone with information should contact the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000, or get in touch with their local police.

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