Former chair of governors at school in Peterborough charged with making and possessing indecent images of children

The King's School in Peterborough

The King's School in Peterborough

The former chair of governors at The King’s School in Peterborough has been charged with making and possessing indecent images of children.

Andrew Brown (60) of Park Road in Peterborough will appear in court next month over the charges.

Brown served on the governing body at the school in Park Road for eight years, including 14 months as its chair.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire police said Brown was arrested on November 2 last year, adding: “On April 6 he was charged with three counts of possessing indecent images of a child, three counts of making indecent images of a child, two counts of possessing extreme pornographic imagery and one count of possessing prohibited images of a child.

“He has been bailed to return to Peterborough Magistrates’ Court on May 18.”

Darren Ayling, headteacher at The King’s School, said: “Andrew Brown has been charged with offences that relate to the possession of indecent images of children.

“The school has been assured by Cambridgeshire police that these charges do not relate to any former or current pupils from The King’s School.

“Andrew Brown served on the governing body at King’s between 2007-15 and was chair of governors between September 2014 and November 2015. He worked as a cover supervisor at King’s between 2010 and 2014. He no longer has any involvement with the school.

“As criminal proceedings are active we cannot comment further at this stage.”