The five men arrested yesterday by police have all been released on bail. They were arrested after the mother of a child who attends the Bright Eyes Nurseries premises reported an incident which allegedly happened last week.
The alleged assault is said to have taken place at one of three premises run by the nursery in Broomsgrove, Redditch and Driotwich, all in Worcestershire. The nurseries have been searched along with three other properties, police said.
A young child has made a disclosure that we are taking extremely seriously. We also are treating it as sensitively as possible due to the nature of the offence and the very young age of the child involved.
Our primary concern is their welfare as well as that of the other children who attend the nurseries. We are working with our partner agencies in the Worcestershire Safeguarding Children Board as part of our response.
The investigation is at its early stages and five men have been arrested as we endeavour to identify the person responsible for the assault.
We fully understand how concerning this disclosure will be to those people whose children attend Bright Eyes Nurseries, as well as the wider community.
All parents and carers who have visited the nurseries today were given a letter explaining, as far as possible, the reasons for our activities, while police staff are available to discuss any immediate worries they may have.
– Superintendent Kevin Purcell, West Mercia Police
Five men have been arrested after a young child claimed to have been sexually assaulted at a nursery in Worcestershire, West Mercia Police said.
A mother contacted police after her child said they had been assaulted at one of the Bright Eyes Nurseries, which are in Bromsgrove, Redditch and Droitwich.
An investigation was launched and this morning five men were arrested and six properties searched, including the three nurseries. They are currently in custody at Worcester and Kidderminster Police Stations.