Police probe child abuse on cruise ships

Detectives are investigating claims of sexual abuse against children alleged to have taken place on two of Cunard’s most luxurious cruise liners.

It is claimed that a crew member committed assaults on the Queen Mary 2 and its sister vessel the Queen Elizabeth.

Yesterday, Wiltshire Police confirmed an investigation had been launched and they would be contacting all the parents who they needed to speak to.

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The force also said it was working closely with the NSPCC and the children’s charity had staff available to speak to parents if they wanted counselling or advice.

It was reported that detectives started the investigation after a tip-off and that the unnamed man, who is under investigation, lived in Wiltshire.

A Wiltshire Police spokeswoman said: “We can confirm we are investigating historical allegations of child abuse by an employee of Cunard cruise liners.

“Inquiries continue. The employee no longer works for the company.”

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