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Parents warned about martial arts instructor's past
11:41am Wednesday 14th August 2013 in News
A MARTIAL arts instructor who could be a risk to children has been carrying out private tuition in Essex.
Worried parents submitted a "right to ask" application which allows the police to give them details if there is anything in a person's past which may make them a risk to children.
Officers in Essex confirmed the parents' fears and are reminding parents to ensure people giving private tuition are suitably vetted.
Det Chief Insp Paul Johnson said: "If children are receiving tuition in any subject, sport or past-time, parents should ensure they check the person is suitably vetted.
"They may choose to ask to see their certificate from the disclosure and barring service or consider making a right to ask application through police.”
Anyone requiring further information should visit the Essex Police website www.essex.police.ukor call officers on 101.
Essex Police declined to reveal any further details about the circumstances surrounding the instructor.
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