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British pensioner arrested in Spain over abuse claims

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Image caption The man arrested is alleged to have abused young members of a church choir

A British pensioner wanted since the late 1980s over child sex abuse allegations has been arrested in Spain.

Colin John Brown, 85, is alleged to have abused children from a London church choir.

Police in Malaga said the pensioner was detained in Benalmadena on Monday under a European Arrest Warrant.

They said it is claimed Mr Brown was involved in a paedophile ring which operated between 1970 and the late 1980s.

Mr Brown is alleged to have picked his victims from a choir and committed a string of sex crimes against them.

He was responsible for providing transport for youngsters aged six to 14 at the time of the alleged abuse.

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