Two men who were arrested today in relation to Operation Pallial have been bailed until January pending further enquiries.
Earlier today officers attached to Operation Pallial arrested the men from addresses in Wrexham and Beeston, Nottinghamshire, on suspicion of child cruelty.
A 69-year-old-man was arrested in Wrexham on suspicion of child cruelty offences against six boys. The offences are alleged to have taken place between 1975 and 1981, when the boys were aged between nine and 14 years old.
A 61-year-old man was arrested in Beeston, Nottinghamshire, on suspicion of child cruelty against a boy. The offence is alleged to have taken place in 1978, when the boy was around nine years old.
The two men were taken to police stations in each force area and interviewed by officers from Operation Pallial.
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 arrests are the ninth and tenth conducted by members of Operation Pallial. To date, one person has been charged with a large number of serious sexual offences.