North Wales children's homes abuse: Suspect bailed

A 62-year-old man arrested on suspicion of sexual assault as part of an investigation into historical child abuse in north Wales care homes has been bailed.

He was arrested in Leicester in relation to allegations of assaults on three boys aged 12 to 14 between 1969 and 1984.

The arrest was part of Operation Pallial, the independent investigation to examine the abuse allegations.

This is the operation's second arrest.

Operation Pallial was set up in November last year.

The second arrested man has been bailed until September.

The first arrest was a man from Suffolk on 23 April who has been bailed until the end of July.

Detectives from Operation Pallial are looking into 140 allegations relating to 18 care homes between 1963 and 1992.

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