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Police investigate historic child abuse allegation

Guernsey Police are investigating an allegation of historic child abuse linked to a UK operation called Operation Hydrant.

The allegations involve 'prominent' people in the community.

Earlier this month Jersey Police confirmed they are investigating 45 suspects who are 'people of public prominence' as part of a probe into child sexual exploitation.

We can confirm that an allegation of historical abuse has been referred to Guernsey Police via Operation Hydrant. Officers are currently investigating this matter, although the case remains in its infancy. This is a complex and sensitive investigation; as such no further details will be released at this time.

– Guernsey Police spokesman