Nottingham

Operation Equinox police arrest woman, 59

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Image caption Two councils and the police are cooperating to investigate the allegations

A woman has been arrested by police investigating historic child abuse in Nottinghamshire.

Officers from Operation Equinox said the 59-year-old was arrested on suspicion of indecent assault, actual bodily harm and indecency with a child.

The offences relate to two victims, a boy and girl, alleged to have happened at Amberdale children's home in the early 1980s.

The inquiry has already heard of more than 600 alleged offences.

The woman was later bailed pending further enquiries.

Operation Equinox is investigating claims of sexual, physical and emotional abuse between the 1940s and 1990s.

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Earlier this month a letter to victims from Nottinghamshire Police confirmed 530 of 636 reported crimes were on council property.

Officers also said 485 alleged offences were committed by council staff and of 432 suspects, 283 had been identified.

In March, former social worker Andris Logins was jailed for 20 years.

Two other men have been jailed for historical attacks not connected to children's homes and three more trials are due to begin in early 2017.

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