Operation Fairbank - Non Recent Allegations of Child Abuse

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The Independent Police Complaints Commission announced on Monday, 16 March, they would manage the investigations by the Metropolitan Police Service Directorate of Professional Standards, concerning historic allegations of impropriety by police officers when dealing with allegations of sexual abuse.

The allegations emerged whilst officers were working on Operation Fairbank and relate to the period between 1970 - 2005.

The MPS recognised the severity of the allegations, and the importance of understanding whether or not our officers had in the past acted inappropriately, therefore voluntarily referred the separate allegations to the IPCC.

Ongoing investigations and recent convictions by officers from the Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command have shown that the MPS is fully committed to investigating non recent allegations of sexual abuse.

Operation Fairbank is co-ordinating these allegations, and also lines of enquiry concerning non recent allegations of child abuse.

If you have any information please contact the Metropolitan Police Service on 101, or send direct to opfairbank@met.police.uk.

To contact the NSPCC call 0808 800 5000 or email help@nspcc.org.uk, or call free from a UK landline or mobile service to the National Association for People Abused in Childhood on 0808 801 0331, or email support@napac.org.uk.