The first person to be arrested by the Operation Fernbridge police investigation into what happened at Elm Guest House between 1979 and 1982 has taken place at 7:15am this morning on the south coast in St Leonards on Sea in East Sussex .
The man is John Stingmore an employee of Richmond council and is the former deputy head of Grafton Close Children’s Care Home.
Elm Guest House was frequented by paedophiles and young boys from a number of children’s homes including Grafton Close were abused there.
It is alleged in evidence seized under warrant by the Op Fernbridge team that many prominent individuals visited the guest house. For more information on that please read – Naming Names
There may have been two arrests today. No details on the second arrest.
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