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Gordon Anglesea: Police chief "understands" cover-up fears

North Wales Police's chief constable has said he "fully understands" why people think Gordon Anglesea was protected from prosecution.

Former superintendant Anglesea, 79, from Old Colwyn, was jailed for 12 years on Friday for historic sex offences against two boys in the 1980s.

In 2002, the National Crime Agency's Operation Pallial investigators discovered one of Anglesea's victims had passed a note to officers naming him as an abuser.

Records indicated they took no further action.

Chief Constable Mark Polin said it had taken a "long time" for justice to be served, but stressed there was no evidence of any misconduct by the force.

  • 04 Nov 2016
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