Posted: Wed 16th Oct 2013

Officers attached to Operation Pallial arrest a 53-year-old man from Connah’s Quay.

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Oct 16th, 2013

Officers attached to Operation Pallial – today arrested a 53-year-old man from Connah’s Quay.


Officers from the NCA today (Wednesday October 16) arrested a man from Connahs Quay, North Wales, on suspicion of a number of offences of sexual assault.

The arrest forms part of Operation Pallial, an investigation into recent allegations of historical sexual abuse in the care system in North Wales, which is led by NCA Director General Keith Bristow.

A 53 year old man was arrested in Connahs Quay, North Wales, on suspicion of three allegations of sexual assault. The offences are alleged to have taken place between 1984 and 1985 when the boy was aged between 12 and 14 years old.

The man has been taken to a local police station where he will be interviewed by NCA officers from Operation Pallial.

Today’s arrest is the twelfth conducted by members of Operation Pallial. To date, one person has been charged with a large number of serious sexual offences.

Operation Pallial has been led by Keith Bristow, Director General of the National Crime Agency, since November 2012, prior to the agency’s ‘go live’ date of October 7 2013. The officers and staff working on Operation Pallial from pre-cursor agencies of the NCA, i.e. from the Serious Organised Crime Agency, remain on the investigation. The investigation also continues to be supported by officers and staff from police forces in England.  

The terms of reference for Operation Pallial can be found here

The Public Report on Progress, published in April 2013, is available in both English language and Welsh Language versions.


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