A man has died days after being identified as a suspect in the inappropriate touching of several school children at a residential activity centre in Kent.
Police investigating the alleged offences at Kingswood Grosvenor Hall in Ashford have confirmed the death of the man, who was in his 20s.
It had been reported on Friday (May 26) that a group of children from Thanet had been inappropriately touched at the education facility.
A suspect from the Ashford area was identified by police but died on Tuesday in circumstances not believed to be suspicious.
A police spokesperson said: “At 3.17pm on Friday, May 26, Kent Police received an allegation that several school children were inappropriately touched by a person during an external outing.
“Enquiries were carried out and a suspect - a man in his 20s from the Ashford area - was identified.
“The victims’ families have since been updated that the suspect died on Tuesday, May 30.
“The investigation has concluded as a result and appropriate support and safeguarding is being provided to those involved.”
Grosvenor Hall is one of a number of Kingswood centres across the UK.
Described as an “indoor and outdoor education facility”, it is a popular destination for schools across Kent.
It opened in 2010 on the site of a former police training centre.