UK`s Olympic Park boss faces child sex charges

The G4S manager is yet to enter a plea and will appear in court at a date to be fixed.

London: The security manager of the London
Olympic Park in Stratford has been arrested after being
accused of trying to meet a child for sex following an
undercover police operation, a media report on Wednesday said.

Father-of-two David Thorneycroft, 50, was arrested near
Buckingham Palace after allegedly going there thinking he
would meet a young girl he had been "grooming", the Mirror
daily said.

He was confronted by officers from the Metropolitan
Police`s specialist Paedophile Unit who say they lured him
there after an officer posed online as a child. Police
searched Thorneycroft`s home in Colchester, Essex, and seized
his laptop.

He was remanded in custody by Westminster magistrates on
November 3, charged with trying to meet a girl under 16
following grooming and possession of indecent images of
children, the daily reported today.

The G4S manager is yet to enter a plea and will appear in
court at a date to be fixed.

A spokesman for G4S said: "He has been suspended as is
normal procedure until the end of the legal process. He didn`t
come into contact with anyone under 18 during his work".

G4S UK is responsible for recruiting, training and
managing the workforce to work alongside the police and local
authorities at the London Games next July.

PTI

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