15 prominent public figures identified in investigation into historical child abuse

15 prominent public figures have been identified in Operation Whistle, that is looking at claims of historical child abuse.

Because of the historic nature of the claims, 10 of them are now dead.

Allegations against 60 suspects in total have been made, and the team are currently working with 45 victims.

4 arrests have been made with two being charged.

A similar investigation in the UK, Operation Yewtree, saw 16 victims allege they suffered abuse at the hands of Jimmy Saville whilst in Jersey.

Jersey police are working with UK forces to investigate those claims.