Police appeal following 1970s and 1980s child abuse allegations in Harold Hill

Grange Road, Harold Hill. Picture: Google Street View

Grange Road, Harold Hill. Picture: Google Street View - Credit: Archant

Police are appealing for anyone who attended first aid classes in Harold Hill more than 30 years ago to come forward following child abuse allegations which have come to light.

Specialist officers want to speak to anyone who attended St John’s Ambulance first aid classes in Grange Road between 1978 and 1983.

Det Con Paul Swift of the Metropolitan Police Child Abuse investigation team said: “We are keen to hear from anyone who attended these classes during those years.

“We have received number of allegations covering this period and are to keen to hear from anyone who attended first aid classes at the time.

“We have been working with our colleagues from the NSPCC and if you don’t wish to speak to police I would urge you to speak to them to get any support that you need.”


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Anyone with information can call police through Havering’s Child Abuse Investigation Team on 020 8345 3420, between 8am and 5pm.

Calls can be made to the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000 and emails can be sent to help@nspcc.org.uk

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