Police are appealing for former students and employees of Furze Platt Junior School, Maidenhead in the 1980s to help with an ongoing investigation into allegations of non-recent sex offences against children.

Anyone who was a student or staff member at the school in the early to mid-1980s and believes that they may have any information should call 101, quoting URN 896 (9/12).

Investigating officer Detective Constable Shaunagh Hall, of the Child Abuse Investigation Unit based at Windsor, said: “Although I appreciate the concern this may cause, I would like to re-assure parents of current students that this investigation is into alleged offences more than 35 years ago.

“However, I am urging anyone who believes they have any relevant information to get in touch with us.

“We will always investigate allegations of non-recent sex offences thoroughly and would also urge anybody who may have been a victim of any offences to contact police.

“If you do not wish to speak directly with the police, you can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or contact the NSPCC or the National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC).”

* A 68-year-old man from Hayling Island, Hampshire, was arrested on November 22 on suspicion of sexual assault on a child and has been released under investigation.