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RAF investigates 1980s child abuse claims

Alleged offences committed at base in Germany

Military police are questioning a former serviceman over allegations of child sex abuse at a former RAF base in Germany.

The alleged offences were committed between 1981 and 1989, and involve a former RAF serviceman who was stationed in Berlin at the time.

The Ministry of Defence said yesterday that RAF Police Special Investigations and Intelligence Branch had interviewed a man from the London area.

Wing Commander Mike Dixon, who is overseeing the investigation, urged people who served at, or had connections with, the ex-RAF base at Gatow during the 1980s and 1990s to come forward with any information they have.