73-year-old arrested over historic child sex abuse claims

A 73-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a historic child sex abuse investigation in Harrogate, North Yorkshire Police confirmed. The complaint relates to an incident that occurred in the late 1970s when the male victim was a child. In a statement, police said:

North Yorkshire Police can confirm that a 73-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a historic child sex abuse investigation in Harrogate.

The man was arrested in Kingston Upon Thames on Friday 26 April 2013.

Following questioning, he was released on police bail pending further enquiries.

The complaint relates to an incident that occurred in the late 1970s when the victim was a young boy.

The arrest follows information passed to North Yorkshire Police by Metropolitan Police officers working on Operation Yewtree.

It would not be appropriate to comment further at this stage.

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