Operation Pallial: Man, 62, arrested over child abuse

A 62-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of sexual and indecent assault and child cruelty by officers investigating alleged historical sexual abuse in north Wales care homes.

The man, from Mold, Flintshire, was arrested on Wednesday as part of Operation Pallial.

The offences are alleged to have happened against three boys and one girl between 1973 and 1976.

Officers have said the youngsters were aged between 10 and 15.

It is the 15th arrest in the investigation.

The National Crime Agency launched the investigation last November to look at allegations relating to 18 care homes between 1963 and 1992.

One person has so far been charged with serious sexual offences.

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