Barnsley man quizzed over historic sex abuse allegations

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A Barnsley man has been arrested over allegations of indecent assault at a boarding school between the 1970s and 90s.

The 62-year-old was quizzed at Barnsley police station over alleged offences committed at Kesgrave Hall Boarding School, Suffolk.

He was also questioned over two allegations of indecent assault against a teenage boy in North Wales in 1976.

He has been bailed until August 13.

A Suffolk Police spokesman said: “Two men have been arrested in relation to allegations of historic offences at Kesgrave Hall boarding school ranging from the 1970s to the 1990s.

“On Wednesday, April 9 a 62-year-old man from Barnsley, was arrested on suspicion of indecent assault.

“He was taken to Barnsley police station and was subsequently released on police bail until August 13.

“This man was also interviewed by officers from Operation Pallial, an investigation into recent allegations of historical abuse in the care system in North Wales, which is being conducted by the National Crime Agency at the request of North Wales Police.

“The man was questioned in relation to two allegations of indecent assault, believed to have taken in place in North Wales in 1976 against a boy then aged 13 or 14. He was also bailed until August 13 in relation to these matters while further enquiries are conducted.

“Yesterday a 65-year-old man from the Pontefract area was arrested on suspicion of buggery and indecent assault. He was also taken to Barnsley police station and was subsequently released on police bail until August 13.

“Officers continue the investigation and to date have spoken to around 22 people who attended the school at the time.”