Archbishop of York launches child abuse investigation

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu. Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

The Archbishop of York has launched an independent inquiry into child abuse and cover-up allegations.

A statement said it was "incumbent on the Church to treat such matters with the utmost seriousness" after victim Eli Ward spoke out.

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Archbishop's child abuse probe

The Archbishop of York has launched an independent investigation into child abuse allegations. A former Archbishop of York has been accused of covering up allegations that a senior Church of England clergyman had abused choirboys and school pupils.