Northampton hospital worker quizzed over indecent images

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A worker at a Northamptonshire hospital has been arrested for allegedly distributing indecent images.

The 51-year-old man, believed to have worked at Northampton General Hospital for a number of years, was arrested after allegations by a member of the public within the past month.

The accused man is not believed to be a member of the medical or nursing staff.

A hospital spokesman confirmed the man had been suspended during a police investigation.

A police spokesman said: "A 51-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of the possession and distribution of indecent images.

"He has been released on bail pending further inquiries."

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust said: "We can confirm that a member of staff has been the subject of allegations which are being investigated by the police.

"The trust's processes were followed at the time of recruitment, which included a CRB [Criminal Records Bureau] check for that individual.

"This member of staff is suspended pending the completion of investigations."

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