Operation Pallial: Man, 66, arrested over care home abuse

A man has been arrested on suspicion of indecent assault at children's homes in north Wales.

The 66-year-old is being questioned in connection with offences against three boys, between 1975 and 1977, when they were aged between 10 and 14.

The man was arrested in St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex, as part of Operation Pallial, the investigation into allegations of historical sexual abuse in the north Wales care system.

He is the 13th person to be arrested.

A 53-year-old man arrested by police on Wednesday, 16 October has been released on bail.

The man, from Connah's Quay, was questioned about three alleged sexual offences in the 1980s involving a boy aged between 12 and 14.

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

One person has so far been charged with a large number of serious sexual offences.

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