NSW police probe historical matters at the Metropolitan Boys’ Shelter

Surry Hills detectives are seeking assistance from any person who resided or worked at the Metropolitan Boys’ Shelter in Surry Hills between 1972 and 1976, NSW Police say.

Police are currently investigating a number of historical matters alleged to have occurred at the shelter which was located at 66 Albion Street, Surry Hills.

The investigation follows allegations made at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

The Shelter was also known as the Albion Street Shelter or the Metropolitan Boys’ Remand Home and officially closed in 1983.

Investigators would like to speak with any person who either resided or worked at the shelter and might be able to provide information on the daily routine and operations, particularly between 1972 and 1976.

Anyone who can assist should call Surry Hills Detectives on 02 9265 4100 or Crime Stoppers.

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