Police: Allegations of 'very serious criminality'

Detective Superintendent Ian Mulcahey, senior investigating officer. Credit: ITV News

Detective Superintendent Ian Mulcahey , the senior investigating officer, said: "These are serious allegations that will be thoroughly investigated.

"Many have provided graphic accounts of abuse, in some cases of very serious criminality."

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140 North Wales abuse claims

Detectives reinvestigating claims of historic child abuse in North Wales have received 140 new allegations since November, a progress report on the inquiry showed.