A 76-year-old man was today arrested on suspicion of physical and sexual assaults in an investigation into historic allegations of child abuse in the North Wales care system.
The man, who has not been named, was from Old Colwyn and has been taken to a local police station where he will be interviewed by National Crime Agency (NCA) officers.
The offences are alleged to have taken place against seven boys, between 1975 and 1983, when they were aged between 8 and 16 years old.
It forms part of Operation Pallial, an investigation into recent allegations of historical sexual abuse in the care system in North Wales, led by NCA Director General Keith Bristow.
An NCA spokesman said: “No further information about the arrest, or the specific nature of the offences being put to him, will be provided.