Former RAF serviceman quizzed over child abuse claims

Military police are investigating allegations of sex abuse of children at a former RAF base in Berlin.

Wing Commander Mike Dixon said a man in his early 60s from London had been interviewed over the claims.

The allegations date from between 1981 and 1989 and involve a former RAF serviceman stationed in Berlin during that time.

The inquiry is being run by RAF Police Special Investigations and Intelligence Branch.

Wing Cdr Dixon said: "A man in his early 60s, from the London area, has been interviewed by the RAF Police regarding allegations relating to the sexual abuse of children whilst he was serving in the RAF at an RAF base in Berlin in the 1980s. Inquiries continue."

Investigators are asking any potential victims or witnesses to come forward.

Wing Cdr Dixon said: "Anyone who served at, or had connections with, the former RAF base at Gatow during the 1980s and early 1990s, who believes that they have any information relating to the alleged offences, is urged to contact us in absolute confidence."

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