Former fireman in abuse investigation probe is serving police officer

A FORMER fireman who has been summoned to appear in court over allegations of alleged abuse is a serving police officer.

Ian Maguire, 55, Benfleet, is set to appear at Basildon magistrates court next month.

A police spokesperson confirmed to YT that Maguire is an officer with the Metropolitan Police.

YT understands that he is based in the borough of Barking and Dagenham but at present he is placed on restricted duties.