Bail extended again for former Christ’s Hospital employees

Christ's Hospital. Photo by Derek Martin ENGSUS00120130123084552
Christ's Hospital. Photo by Derek Martin ENGSUS00120130123084552

Four men, arrested during 2016 over allegations of sexual offences against pupils from Christ’s Hospital School near Horsham, have had their police bail extended from March 15 to May 3 while police reports continue to be considered by the Crown Prosecution Service, Sussex Police said today (March 15).

The four men and their legal representatives were informed and did not need to attend police stations on March 15, police said.

Sussex Police said that a 65-year old from Shropshire was arrested on January 29, 2016 on suspicion of indecent assault on a girl, indecent assault on a boy and indecent assault on another boy.

On December 12, 2016 he was re-arrested in Shropshire by Sussex officers and was interviewed on suspicion of further offences against six people - five men, and a woman, before being rebailed.

A 66-year old man from North Yorkshire was arrested on January 29, 2016 on suspicion of the rape of a girl and indecent assault on a girl.

A 62-year old West London man was arrested on June 12, 2016, on suspicion of indecent assaults on four girls.

A 74-year old man living in the Charente-Maritime District of France, who is a UK citizen, was arrested in the UK on December 20, 2016, on suspicion of indecent assaults on three boys.

All the men were teachers at the school, police said.

The investigation is being carried out by detectives from the Sussex Police Complex Abuse Unit.

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