Saturday 22 November 2014

Ex-RAF man quizzed over child abuse

Published 08/02/2013 | 17:16

A man has reportedly been interviewed over claims of the sexual abuse of children at a former RAF base in Berlin
A man has reportedly been interviewed over claims of the sexual abuse of children at a former RAF base in Berlin

Allegations of the sexual abuse of children at a former Royal Air Force base in Berlin are being investigated by the RAF police.

Wing Commander Mike Dixon said that a man in his early 60s, from London, has been interviewed over the claims and that the investigation is ongoing.

The allegations date back to between 1981 and 1989, and involve a former RAF serviceman who was stationed in Berlin during that time.

The inquiry is being carried out by the RAF Police Special Investigations and Intelligence Branch.

Wing Commander Dixon said: "A man in his early 60s, from the London area, has been interviewed by the RAF Police regarding allegations relating to the sexual abuse of children whilst he was serving in the RAF at an RAF base in Berlin in the 1980s. Inquiries continue."

Investigators are asking any potential victims or witnesses to come forward.

Wing Commander Dixon added: "Anyone who served at, or had connections with, the former RAF base at Gatow during the 1980s and early 1990s, who believes that they have any information relating to the alleged offences, is urged to contact us in absolute confidence."

The Service Police Crime Bureau can be contacted on 023 9228 5170.

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