Northern Ireland

Diocese of Dromore confirms PSNI investigate priest

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The Diocese of Dromore has confirmed the PSNI is investigating an historic "safeguarding allegation" against a priest.

It is understood the priest has "voluntarily stepped aside from all public ministry" while the allegation is being investigated.

The move was confirmed in a statement on Saturday evening.

It read: "The Diocese and the priest are cooperating fully with this ongoing investigation".

The statement added that the Diocese will not be making any further comment whilst the investigation is ongoing.

On Sunday, the PSNI said an allegation had been reported in April 2018.