Operation Cayacos Arrest: Richard Alston, former head of New Barns School

Richard Alston: Ex headteacher arrested in historic child sex abuse probe

The 69-year-old taught children with emotional and behavioural problems

Quizzed by police: Alston outside his Suffolk home
Quizzed by police: Alston outside his Suffolk home

A FORMER headteacher has been arrested in connection with alleged ­historic child sex abuse – following a Sunday People investigation.

Detectives swooped at the home of Richard Alston, 69, in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

He was held after we put a witness in touch with Met Police working on Operation Fairbank.

The man – now in his 40s – claims to have ­information about a high-level paedophile ring.

Alston was arrested on August 20 under Operation Cayacos – a new strand of Fairbank.

He was questioned before being released on police bail and is due to appear again in November.

Alston is former head of New Barns School, Toddington, Glos, which closed in 1992.

The independent boarding school took children aged six to 12 with emotional and behavioural problems.

When told the People knew he had been arrested over historic sex allegations, he replied: “That’s true, but I have no wish to say anything further.”

A statement from the Met Police said: “We can confirm that officers from Operation Fairbank have arrested a 69-year-old man in connection with historical allegations of sexual assault.

“The man was arrested at an address in Suffolk on August 20, taken into custody locally and later bailed to return, pending further enquiries. ”

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3 responses to “Operation Cayacos Arrest: Richard Alston, former head of New Barns School

  1. Anon

    Gojam, you’re amazing, and the witness is an absolute Hero.
    Thankfully, I’m not a victim and hope the majority of your readers are not victims but decent people who want to see justice.
    The abusers must be brought into the criminal justice system regardless of their class or standing. My heart goes out to the victims of these most despicable people, and though I’m a pacifist at heart … I’m thinking lampposts and rope…. perhaps someone could teach Katey how to knit ?

  2. https://plus.google.com/105400307545481735543/posts/NBg1GFeE8wf

    I got called a deal by Daisy Park at Coblehaugh Inverurie and she got the B.E.M. READ THE FILES

  3. Pingback: Operation Cayacos Arrest: Richard Alston, former head of New Barns School | justiceforkevinandjenveybaylis

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