Two held over Nottingham nursery abuse probe
Police investigating the alleged abuse of children at a nursery have re-arrested two people. Detectives launched an inquiry after three children suffered “unexplained” broken bones at the Rocking Horse Nursery in Plumtree, near Nottingham.
One of the youngsters, a boy, suffered a broken leg in early September but it has since emerged that the first alleged incident happened four months ago, when another child sustained a broken leg.
Officers from Nottinghamshire Police originally arrested two people in connection with the injuries, which involve children aged between one and two.
Another person was also detained on September 11 in relation to an allegation of sexual assault at the nursery. The first two people, whose age and gender have not been confirmed, were arrested for a second time. Both of them were questioned by officers before being released on police bail pending further inquiries.
The education watchdog Ofsted has suspended the nursery’s licence while a probe is carried out. Detectives became involved after hospital staff reported one of the children’s injuries to social services, who contacted police.
Nottinghamshire County Council said earlier it is offering support to parents of children who attend the nursery.
The nursery, which can cater for up to 90 children, charges between £34 and £36 a day to care for a child and also runs a breakfast club and after-school club. A spokeswoman said: “The directors and all the staff are co-operating fully with the investigation.”
A statement previously released by the nursery said: “The directors and all staff continue to offer the police and Ofsted their full co-operation and every assistance possible because their paramount consideration has been, and always will be, the welfare, safety and happiness of all children attending their nurseries.”