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Police raid in Elm Guest House abuse inquiry

Published Tue 22 Jan 2013
Issue No. 2337

Police investigating allegations of child abuse have seized a list that includes names of government ministers and other prominent establishment figures.

Nine officers raided the north London home of former child protection worker Mary Moss.

They took a list of men who apparently went to Elm Guest House in Barnesin south west London.

The list was produced from meetings in 1988 between child protection workers and the guest house’s manager Carole Kasir.

Other documents identify

16 boys who were allegedly taken to the guest house from local care homes.

Operation Fernbridge is investigating claims that boys in council care were brought to Elm Guest House to be sexually abused.

Kasir died of a suspected overdose in 1990.

She had reported that boys from nearby Grafton Close council care home were ­brought to her premises and abused.

The claim was never fully investigated by police.

A 2003 police investigation came to nothing.


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Tue 22 Jan 2013, 17:05 GMT
Issue No. 2337
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