Man quizzed over Kirkstall church child sex abuse allegations

An allegation of child sex abuse at a church in the 1960s is being investigated by police.

West Yorkshire Police said a man reported that he had been abused at St Stephen's Church in Kirkstall, Leeds, when he was a child.

An 82-year-old man has been interviewed under caution after attending a police station voluntarily, the force said.

Det Con Phil Kirby has asked for anyone who could assist in the investigation to come forward.

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