North East Wales

Operation Pallial: Arrests in Wrexham and Nottinghamshire

Two more men have been arrested as part of an investigation into historical sex abuse at care homes in north Wales.

A 69-year-old man was arrested in Wrexham on suspicion of child cruelty against six boys.

Another man, 61, was arrested in Beeston, Nottinghamshire, on suspicion of child cruelty against a boy.

The men will be questioned by officers from Operation Pallial, a police investigation which has resulted in 10 arrests so far.

Pallial, led by National Crime Agency director general Keith Bristow, is investigating recent allegations of historical abuse in the care system in north Wales.

It was launched in November to look at allegations relating to 18 care homes between 1963 and 1992.

In the case of the man arrested in Wrexham, the offences are alleged to have taken place between 1975 and 1981 when the boys were aged between nine and 14 years old.

The man in Beeston was arrested in connection with an offence alleged to have taken place in 1978, when the boy was about nine years old.

The two men will be taken to police stations in each force area and interviewed.

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