A 63 year old man was arrested in December 2016 on suspicion of six sexual offences at Hazelwood Children’s Home in Nottingham.
The alleged abuse is believed to have occurred at the Hazelwood Children’s Home in the early 1980s against five victims. The man is now on bail whilst the Police investigation is continuing.
The arrest was made following the investigation into historic abuse at various children’s homes in Nottingham between the 1940s and 1990s. Nottingham council are working closely with the Police investigation and are encouraging anyone affected by abuse to come forward and speak to the City Council on 0115 876 4800 or the Police on 101. All calls will be treated with confidentiality.
Operation Daybreak was launched in 2011 to investigate the criminal allegations. It has resulted in several arrests and charges. A further police investigation, Operation Xeres, was launched in 2014 looking into similar allegations in north Nottinghamshire. Both councils are taking the allegations very seriously and are helping the Police with their investigations.
Nottinghamshire Police are now investigating allegations of sexual, physical and emotional abuse from 292 victims under Operation Equinox, of whom 172 come under Operation Daybreak which is looking at historical cases in the City of Nottingham and 120 come under Operation Xeres which covers the county of Nottinghamshire. Operation Equinox has resulted in 20 arrests and four have been convicted.
Jordans Solicitors have a specialist team of Lawyers serving adults who have experienced sexual abuse during their childhood. We use our skills and litigation experience to achieve justice for those who have been harmed and betrayed by trusted individuals and institutions. If you are a survivor of child sexual abuse call us today and our legal team will work with you to determine how best to proceed with your claim against the person or institution that caused you harm.