Man arrested in historic child sex abuse investigation

A 70-year-old man has been arrested by police investigating historic child sex abuse at a school.

The suspect, from Lancashire, was held by officers from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate this morning.

The arrest follows three others as part of an inquiry into previously unreported alleged child sex abuse offences at Swaylands School in Penshurst, Kent, between 1967 and 1993.

All suspects are on police bail, and an additional three suspects identified by officers died before the investigation was launched.