Statement from the police:
Police can confirm that a 64-year-old man from Whitchurch has been charged with sexual offences against a child under 16 and possessing indecent images of children.
John Wiltshire, 64, of Evingar Road, Whitchurch has been remanded in custody and will appear before Winchester Crown Court on April 16.
The police added, “We are unable to release any further details at this time.”
The following statement has been received from the Youth Club:
We would like to assure parents that the Chill2This club continues as a safe environment for children under the age of 14 to socialise and that, in line with our Child Protection Policy, the opening of the club or running any event only takes place where there is a minimum of one male and one female leader present.
Barry Goddard is now Club Leader of Chill2This, and has the support of the management committee and the regular team of volunteer helpers.
If parents have any concerns about the safety of their children, they should contact Detective Sergeant Sarah Dring or Detective Constable Ben Hibberd at Hampshire Constabulary on 101.