Leeds & West Yorkshire

Police start East Leeds former schools sex abuse inquiry

Police investigating allegations of sex abuse at three former Leeds schools have appealed for information.

Officers said a 73-year-old man from York had been arrested after claims were made about child sexual abuse.

The claims centre on the former Thorn Primary School in North Farm Road between 1978 and 1980.

The investigation also concerns Brownhill Secondary School and Coldcotes Primary School. None of those schools now exist.

West Yorkshire Police said its inquiries were focusing on Brownhill Secondary School in 1962 and Coldcotes Junior Boys (also known as Coldecotes Primary) between 1963 and 1972-1973.

The man who was arrested was later released on police bail.

Det Insp Lawrence Bone said: "Our investigation is ongoing and we would appeal for anyone who has any information that could assist the investigation to contact us immediately."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det Cons Ashley Roberts of the Leeds Child Safeguarding Unit on 0113 241 3535 or via 101.

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