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Suffolk abuse suspect questioned in north Wales probe

  • 11 April 2014
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Kesgrave Hall Image copyright Nicholas Mutton
Image caption Kesgrave Hall boarding school was set up in the 1970s and closed in 1993

A man has been arrested over abuse allegations at a Suffolk boarding school and interviewed as part of a separate inquiry in north Wales.

The 62-year-old man from Barnsley, South Yorkshire, was arrested on suspicion of indecent assault at Kesgrave Hall, near Ipswich.

The allegations date from between the 1970s and 1990s at the former school.

He has also been questioned by officers probing claims of historical abuse in the north Wales care system.

The investigation in Wales, Operation Pallial, is being led by the National Crime Agency.

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Suffolk Police said the man was interviewed over two allegations of indecent assault, believed to have taken in place in 1976 against a boy then aged 13 or 14.

Another man, aged, 65, from Pontefract, West Yorkshire, was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and indecent assault in connection with the Kesgrave Hall inquiry.

Both men have been bailed and are due to return to police in Barnsley regarding all the allegations on 13 August.

Kesgrave Hall, which is now a hotel and restaurant, was a privately-owned school for pupils with behavioural problems.

Children were placed there by local education authorities.

Suffolk Police said officers had spoken to more than 20 former pupils.

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