Hereford & Worcester

Bright Eyes nursery inquiry: Arrest over 'staff assault'

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Image caption Ofsted has closed the Bromsgrove, Redditch and Droitwich nurseries while investigations continue

A man questioned over the alleged sexual abuse of children at a nursery has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a member of staff.

An alleged incident at a Bright Eyes nursery in Worcestershire was reported by the mother of a child in May.

The Bromsgrove, Redditch and Droitwich nurseries then closed voluntarily.

Six men were arrested, with three released without charge. One of the remaining men was arrested on Tuesday, police said.

He was questioned on suspicion of sexual assault and harassment of a female member of staff and has been released on police bail pending further investigations.

The other two suspects, one of whom was arrested on suspicion of a sexual offence against a second child, are due to answer bail next week.

Det Insp James Hopkins said: "We completely understand that parents and carers whose children used to attend Bright Eyes want this case to be resolved quickly.

"However, it is proving to be a complex inquiry and we are uncovering further complaints about criminal activity taking place at the business."

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