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Operation Pallial Update – Man Bailed

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Friday, Aug 16th, 2013.

Update: The man arrested has been bailed until late November while inquiries continue.

Original Story From August 15th:

Officers attached to Operation Pallial today arrested a man in Wrexham on suspicion of buggery and indecent assault.

The offences, on two boys, are alleged to have taken place in the 1980s when the boys were 14 and 15 years old.

The 62-year-old man has been taken to a police station in North Wales, where he will be interviewed.

No further information about the arrest, or the specific nature of the offences being put to him, will be provided. An update will be issued when the man is either charged, bailed or released from police custody following interview.

Operation Pallial is an investigation led by Keith Bristow, Director General of the National Crime Agency, into recent allegations of historical abuse in the care system in North Wales.

Today’s arrest is the fifth conducted by members of Operation Pallial. To date, one man has been charged with a total of 32 serious sexual offences. He has been remanded in custody pending trial.

The SIO is satisfied that there is no legitimate policing need to name the suspect at this stage of the investigation.

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