No charges over Wiltshire nursery investigation

Police say they will not be bringing any charges against two people after investigating alleged child abuse at a nursery in Wiltshire.

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No charges over Wiltshire nursery investigation

Little Angels in Calne was forced to close in August. Credit: ITV News West Country

Police say they will not be bringing any charges against two people after investigating alleged child abuse at a nursery in Wiltshire.

Little Angels in Calne was forced to close in August. After completing an investigation, officers say the bail of a 37-year-old woman and a 48-year-old man has been cancelled.

The owner, who was not arrested, was forced to liquidate the company that ran the nursery.

We can confirm that after completing a rigorous and complex investigation into alleged sexual abuse against children, the bail of a 37 year-old woman and 48 year-old man who were previously arrested has been cancelled. No further police action is being taken against any party regarding this case and our investigation has now concluded.

Whilst we appreciate this has caused a considerable amount of concern in the local community, due to the nature and scope of the investigation, it was imperative given the information passed to us that our enquiries were comprehensive and thorough.

We have worked closely throughout this investigation with a number of appropriate partner agencies and continue to do so in supporting all parties involved.

We would like to thank the public for their understanding and co-operation with this investigation.

– Wiltshire Police spokesperson

Nursery director releases statement

"As a director of Little Angels nursery I've been served with a Notice of Suspension for 6 weeks by Ofsted.

"I've not been arrested and am unable to make any comment at this time.

"My staff and I are fully cooperating with the Police and other agencies involved in the investigation."

– Rachel Cartmell

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Ofsted investigating 'risk of harm' at Wiltshire nursery

A notice of suspension has been placed outside Little Angels Nursery in Calne, Wiltshire.

The notice - which says the suspension runs for more than a month - is in place to allow the regulating body to investigate their 'belief that a child may be at risk of harm'.

The suspension notice has been placed on fencing outside the nursery. Credit: ITV News West Country
The notice details Ofsted's need for time to investigate. Credit: ITV News West Country

Woman arrested in investigation into Wiltshire nursery

A 37-year-old woman has been arrested in investigations at a nursery in Wiltshire.

Details about the inquiry have not been released, but police have confirmed that Little Angels Nursery in Calne has been closed.

The person arrested is understood not to be the owner.

We can confirm that police are conducting an investigation into allegations relating to Little Angels Nursery in Calne.

The nursery has been closed by Ofsted and staff from the nursery are in the process of informing all parents of the closure.

– Wiltshire Police

Parents who have concerns are being advised to call either Social Services on 0845 6070888 or the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 0300 456010899.

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