Statement on New Malden leisure centre

Kingston Council has issued the following statement in response to speculation about allegations regarding a swimming instructor at New Malden Leisure Centre.

"Appropriate child protection procedures have been followed and subsequent to investigations undertaken by the local authority. We can confirm that there is no evidence that any child has been subject to serious or significant harm at the centre, neither has there been any incident involving any child which requires the council to take action in accordance with its statutory safeguarding responsibilities."