North East Wales

Operation Pallial: Police arrest man, 72, in Wrexham

Police investigating historical abuse of children at care homes across north Wales have arrested a 72-year-old man in Wrexham.

Detectives from the Operation Pallial team said the individual was arrested on suspicion of eight physical assaults.

The alleged offences are said to have taken place between 1974 and 1986, and involved five boys and three girls.

The arrested man has been bailed until October while inquiries continue.

North Wales Police said the children involved in the latest arrest were aged between 10 and 15 years old when the suspected incidents happened.

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