Dutch man arrested in Norfolk school abuse investigation

Police have arrested a man in the Netherlands in connection with allegations of abuse at a former boarding school in south Norfolk.

A 66-year-old man, from Amsterdam, has been arrested on behalf of UK police in Holland, following an investigation into alleged abuse at the former St George's School, in Wicklewood, near Wymondham, during the 1980s.

The Dutch national is being held in custody in Holland following his arrest on Wednesday.

The arrest comes after the school's former headmaster, Derek Slade, was jailed for 21 years at Ipswich Crown Court last year for abusing 12 pupils over a five-year period in the late 1970s and early 1980s at the school in

Wicklewood, which relocated to Great Finborough, near Stowmarket.


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The 62-year-old, of Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, was convicted of more than 50 offences, including serious indecent assaults, indecent assaults, actual bodily harm, 17 child pornography offences, and having a false passport.

A spokesman for Suffolk Police said they would be seeking to extradite the arrested Dutch man to the UK in due course.

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St George's School at Wicklewood no longer exists and has no connection with the village primary school

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