Larry Lewis, father of 25-year old Ben Lewis, was led away from St Albans Crown Court in handcuffs.

Larry Lewis, father of 25-year-old Ben Lewis, was led away from St Albans Crown Court in handcuffs.

A further two men and a woman have been charged in connection with the closure of a children’s summer camp in Hertfordshire. 

LL Camps co-founder Ben Lewis, 25, from Borehamwood, was charged with three offences relating to the possession of indecent images of minors last month. His preliminary hearing took place last week.

Police have now confirmed three more individuals – Lewis’ LL Camps co-founder Tal Landsman, 25, his mother, Adrianne Landsman, 56, of Edgware and Ben’s father Larry Lewis, 55, of Edgware, have been arrested following an investigation by Hertfordshire Constabulary’s Joint Child Protection Investigation unit.

Landsman has been charged with conspiracy to cause cruelty to a child and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. His mother has been charged with conspiracy to wilfully neglect children and exposing them to risk of harm. Larry Lewis has been charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

All three are charged in relation to the potential destruction of evidence and obstructing police inquiries.

They have been released on bail and are due to appear before magistrates on 6 October. 

Landsman is the co-founder of LL Camps.

Landsman is the co-founder of LL Camps.

Ben Lewis, 25, from Borehamwood, was arrested in August after LL Camps, which he ran, was closed down “with immediate effect” and had its registration suspended by Ofsted.

A police statement issued following his arrest said:  “Specialist officers and staff from Hertfordshire Constabulary and Hertfordshire County Council remain involved to handle any specific concerns of parents and any other information relevant to this enquiry.”

Parents were informed in an email that LL camps, based in Bushey and offering full-day activities throughout the summer, would be closed “with immediate effect”.