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Father Paul Morton suspended amid sex abuse claims

A Roman Catholic priest based in South Lanarkshire has been suspended from his duties while police investigate allegations of historical sex abuse.

A church spokesman said Father Paul Morton would not be living at St Bride's parish in Cambuslang or undertaking any public ministry.

Mass will be said by another priest.

Police Scotland said officers had begun an investigation after receiving a complaint about Father Morton. Inquiries are at an early stage.

St Bride's parish is part of the Diocese of Motherwell, headed by Bishop Joseph Anthony Toal.

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