Abuse claims: Ex-Bishop bailed

A retired Church of England bishop, arrested by Sussex Police over historic child sex abuse allegations, has been released on bail "on medical advice." A 67-year-old man, believed to be retired Reverend Vickery House, was also released.

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Police release retired Bishop 'on medical advice'

Sussex Police said a man arrested this morning, believed to be retired Peter Ball, 80, a former Bishop of Lewes, was released this afternoon on medical advice:

The 80-year-old man arrested this morning at his home address near Langport, Somerset, on suspicion of eight sexual offences in East Sussex and in one case elsewhere, during the late 1980s and early 1990's, was released at his home this afternoon on medical advice.

It is our intention to interview him at a later date. The offences were allegedly committed against eight boys and young men, all of whom were at time in their late teens or early twenties, except one who was 12. We will continue pursue allegations of sexual offending robustly.

– Sussex Police

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