An Abbott on Caldey Island where allegations of historical sexual abuse have emerged has apologised after allegations against one of its monks was not passed to the police.

It's understood six women were paid compensation following claims against a monk - Thaddeus Kotik in the 70s and 80s. But it's feared there could be more potential victims.

Police say they did receive reports of historic sexual abuse but could not proceed with a prosecution because the monk died in 1992.

The Abbey said the claims should have been reported, adding: "This clearly did not happen and we apologise."

Brother Daniel added the abbey was working with Children's Commissioner for Wales, Sally Holland.

But, she has told ITV Wales "categorically" neither her or her office has "had contact with Brother Daniel, nor are we working with Caldey Abbey."

It is feared Kotik abused others who have not come forward. Credit:

It was with great sadness and regret that we heard allegations of historical sexual abuse involving Father Thaddeus who died in 1992.

TATEMENT FROM THE ABBOT, CALDEY ISLAND