Further Arrest As Part Of Operation Winthorpe
Man bailed as investigation continues
Officers from Operation Winthorpe made a further arrest this week (22 July), as part of their investigation into allegations of historic sexual abuse at a prestigious boy's school in Barnes.
The man, aged 61, was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault on a child. He has been bailed to return to a police station in Norfolk on a date in October.
Operation Winthorpe is an investigation by the Metropolitan Police Service's Paedophile Unit into a number of allegations of non-recent sexual abuse alleged to have taken place in the Barnes area.
On 4 June 2013 a man was arrested on suspicion of sexual grooming of a child. He was later released with no further action in relation to that arrest.
On 27 February 2014 a 65-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault. He was further arrested on 7 July 2014 on suspicion of two further sexual assaults. He has been bailed to return on a date in September.
On 18 June 2014, officers arrested a 67-year-old man in connection with allegations of indecent assault. He has been bailed to return to a south London police station on a date in September.
On 1 July 2014, a 52-year-old woman was arrested in connection with allegations of sexual assault and taken into police custody in Shropshire. She has since been bailed to return on a date in September pending further inquiries.
On 8 July 2014 a 68-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault on a child. He has been bailed to return to a west London police station on a date in early October.
A 57-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with this investigation.
Anyone who has any information in relation to this matter is encouraged to contact the investigation team via firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7161 0500, alternatively via the NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000 or e-mail email@example.com
July 23, 2014