Arrest in historical sex abuse probe at famous school in Barnes

Police probe: St Paul's School and Colet Court

Police probe: St Paul's School and Colet Court

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A seventh person has been arrested as part of an investigation into historical abuse at Chancellor George Osborne’s former school.

A 61-year-old man was arrested yesterday, July 22, on suspicion of sexual assault on a child and has been bailed to return to a police station in Norfolk in October.

The arrest is the latest in Operation Winthorpe, which centres on St Paul’s School in Barnes and its prep Colet Court where pupils were allegedly abused, mainly in the 1960s.

The private school, established in 1509, came under investigation after a number of pupils who attended between the 1960s and 1980s were said to have come forward with information.

Former Colet Court classics master Anthony Fuggle, 57, of Sandy Lane, Sutton, has been charged with 11 offences of making indecent images of children and six counts of possessing indecent images of children.

He is due to appear at Kingston Crown Court in September.

Three other people previously arrested, two men aged 67 and 65, and a 52-year-old woman remain on bail until September.

A 59-year-old man was also arrested, but was later released with no further action.

Police have urged anyone who may have information that may help the investigation to contact them by emailing opwinthorpe@met.pnn.police.uk, calling 020 7161 0500. Alternatively call the NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000 or help@nspcc.org.uk.

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