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St Paul's School sex abuse claims probed by paedophile unit

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Sexual abuse allegations relating to St Paul's School in south-west London are being investigated by the Metropolitan Police's paedophile unit, police have said.

The Met said "non-recent" allegations were being investigated regarding the independent boys' school in Barnes.

Three arrests have been made, the most recent in February.

Police said they had been contacted by 100 potential witnesses and victims, in relation to 18 former teachers.

The investigation was being handled by a special unit "due to the level of complexity involved", the Met added.

Officers are appealing for anyone with information to contact them.

On 27 February, a 65-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault. He was later released on bail and is due to return to police this month.

Last year in September, a 57-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of indecent images. He was later released on bail.

In June, a 59-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of sexual grooming of a child. He was taken into custody and later released with no further action.

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