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Alleged victims urged to come forward to aid fresh abuse review

Bryn Estyn is one of the care homes where the alleged abuse took place Credit: ITV Wales News

Alleged victims of sexual abuse at care homes in north Wales are being urged to come forward to aid a fresh review into the claims.

The judge leading the review of the original inquiry is looking at whether specific allegations were not investigated. The Waterhouse Inquiry focused on claims at homes in the former council areas of Gwynedd and Clwyd since 1974.

Mrs Justice Macur said, "We want to hear from as many individuals and interested parties as possible. This paper offers an opportunity for people and organisations to provide information or evidence that may help to provide some answers."

Her review will run alongside a separate investigation by the National Crime Agency that will look at the original police handling of the case and any other allegations made more recently.