Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 23°C

min temp: 19°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Bury St Edmunds: Met Police rebail 69-year-old in national child abuse inquiry

10:01 27 February 2014

Abuse suspect rebailed

Abuse suspect rebailed

A 69-year-old man from Bury St Edmunds arrested as part of a national investigation into an alleged high-profile paedophile ring has been re-bailed.

The suspect was arrested in August last year and questioned by Metropolitan Police detectives on suspicion of historical allegations of sexual abuse.

He was detained as part of Operation Fairbank, a large-scale inquiry set up in the wake of the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal.

The man was taken to a police investigation centre.

After being interviewed by detectives he was released until November, pending further enquiries.

When he answered by he was released again until February.

Having answered his bail for a second time he has now been re-bailed again until April, along with another man - a 65-year-old from Dorset.

A spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Police said: “A 65-year-old man and a 69-year-old man have been re-bailed to return on a date in April, pending further inquiries .”

The men are understood he was arrested under a strand of Operation Fairbank, called Cayacos.

In June last year police said the enquiries made under Cayacos had reached the criminal threshold.

After the Suffolk suspect’s arrest, a Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “We can confirm that officers from Operation Fairbank have arrested a 69-year-old man in connection with historical allegations of sexual assault.

“The man was arrested at an address in Suffolk on August 20.”

Operation Fairbank was set up last autumn after Labour MP Tom Watson raised concerns in the House of Commons about VIP paedophiles with links to Government and the celebrity world.

Two linked major Met Police investigations –Fairbank and Fernbridge – are currently under way.

Operation Fernbridge began in January last year and is focusing on the Elm Guest House, south-west London, a gay brothel where it is alleged high-profile paedophiles preyed on young boys supplied from local care homes.

0 comments

Stephen Cook of Churchgate Books

Have changing fashions doomed the traditional second-hand book shop, or has the rise of the internet just meant people have to move with the times?

Dalian Atkinson playing for Ipswich in 1988. (Photo by Bob Thomas/Getty Images)

An inquest is to be opened today into the death of ex-Ipswich Town footballer Dalian Atkinson after he was shot with a police Taser.

File picture of police car.

A motorcyclist has died after his bike was in a collision with a van in Witham yesterday afternoon.

Bacton Community Middle School development plans. Left to right, David Barker MBE, chairman of Westhorpe Parish Council, Phil Webb, chairman of Wyverstone Parish Council and chairman of Bacton Parish Council Richard Peaty.

Suffolk County Council has been accused of hypocrisy over the Olympic legacy – just days after it backed calls for people to get more active in the wake of the UK’s medal success.

Police crack down motoring offences on the A140 at Stonham Parva.

More than 60 Suffolk motorists are still driving despite having 12 points or more on their licence, according to DVLA figures

There will be no trains between Ipswich and Norwich over the bank holiday weekend.

There will be no trains between Ipswich and Norwich over the bank holiday weekend because Network Rail is replacing a bridge on the outskirts of Norwich.

Chelmsford Magistrates' Court

Two more people have been charged in connection with the murder of Michael Beckwith, from Harwich.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

MyDate24 MyPhotos24