Man arrested over sex abuse allegations

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Detectives investigating historic sex abuse at children’s homes in North Wales have arrested a man in Lancashire over allegations that he indecently assaulted two boys.

Officers from Operation Pallial, the investigation being run by the National Crime Agency, held the 59-year-old in Lancaster.

It is alleged that one boy was assaulted between 1968 and 1973, when he was aged between 11 and 16, and that a second boy was assaulted in 1970, when he was nine.

The man is the eighth person to be arrested under Operation Pallial, which was launched in November to look at allegations relating to 18 care homes between 1963 and 1992.