Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth child abuse claims investigated

January 23rd, 2012

Police are investigating allegations that children were abused by a worker on two luxury unard cruise ships. The unnamed man from Wiltshire no longer works for the company, a spokeswoman for Wiltshire Police said.

The abuse is alleged to have happened on the Southampton-based Queen Mary 2 and the Queen Elizabeth over five years, the Mail on Sunday reported. Cunard spokesman said it was co-operating fully with the police inquiry. It said in a statement: "We are deeply shocked by these allegations as the safety and wellbeing of our customers is of paramount importance to us. "A thorough police investigation is under way which we are supporting and co-operating with fully.

"And we are working closely with the NSP to ensure that affected families and children are cared for and offered appropriate support." At this moment in time the amount of children who have made allegations is unknown. The children who make such allegations may have rise to a civil claim for damages/compensation. 

They will have to act soon as age dependant they may face time restrictions under the Limitation Act 1980 if they leave their claims too long. BBC News Link