Posted: Thu 3rd Aug 2017

Operation Pallial: 70 year old man arrested in Malta over alleged child sexual abuse in North Wales

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Aug 3rd, 2017

Police in Malta arrested a man on Wednesday over 40 allegations of child abuse spanning nearly 40 years.

Acting on behalf of the National Crime Agency (NCA), Maltese Police arrested 70-year-old Bryan Davies in Munxar on the southern side of Gozo under a European Arrest Warrant. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Officers from the NCA’s Operation Pallial unit, which is the agency’s investigation into non-recent abuse in children’s homes in North Wales in the 1970s and 1980s, sought his arrest as part of an on-going investigation. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The warrant lists 38 offences, including 29 contact offences which allegedly occurred between 1976 and 1978. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The other offences are related to alleged indecent images of children and causing or inciting sexual activity with a child between 2007 and 2013. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

A Maltese court ruled Davies will be extradited to the UK , the pensioner agreed to the extradition, which should happen within 10 days. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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