North West Wales

Two staff at Gwynedd teaching unit arrested

Canolfan Brynffynon Image copyright Google
Image caption The unit has been closed and two members of staff suspended while the police inquiry continues

A Gwynedd teaching centre has been closed while police investigate allegations of assaults by staff on boys.

The Brynffynon Centre at Y Felinheli near Bangor is a pupil referral unit for children with emotional and behavioural special needs.

Two members of staff have been arrested and bailed as part of the inquiry.

Gwynedd council said a decision was taken to close the unit "until all investigations have been completed".

"We can confirm that two members of staff from Canolfan Brynffynnon have been temporarily suspended from their posts pending the completion of a joint investigation with North Wales Police," said a spokesperson for the council.

"Alternative schooling arrangements are being made for the pupils who have been attending the unit."

Det Sgt Andy Gibson from North Wales Police added: "Two members of staff have been arrested, formally interviewed by police and are currently on police bail.

"They remain suspended from their positions at the school.

"As the investigation, being conducted by NWP and Gwynedd Social Services, is 'active' further comment is inappropriate."

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