Friday, August 07, 2015
A children's summer camp popular with Jewish families has closed down, following a police arrest of a man for possession of indecent images of children.
Parents were informed in an email last night that LL camps, based in Bushey and offering full-day activities throughout the summer, would be closed "with immediate affect".
On Friday morning, Joint Statement Hertfordshire County Council and Hertfordshire Constabulary said: "the privately run LL Camps American Camp in Merry Hill, Bushey, has been suspended by OFSTED."
"A twenty seven year old man from Borehamwood has been arrested on suspicion of possession of indecent images of children and has been bailed until September. Hertfordshire Constabulary, Hertfordshire County Council and OFSTED and are working together on this issue and the safety and welfare of children is the top priority. "
Distressed parents, many of whom were left scrambling for new childcare plans for the summer, took to Twitter to speculate on what had happened and to demand refunds.
When contacted, LL Camps said they were not yet commenting.
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