Police taking nursery assault claim 'extremely seriously'

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

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Nursery assault claim arrest

A sixth man has been arrested in connection with an alleged sexual assault on a child at a day nursery in Worcestershire. Five people previously arrested over the claims have been released on bail.