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Op Pallial: 5 More Charged.

Six men will appear at Mold Magistrates Court next week to face a total of 27 charges of serious sexual assault, following an investigation by the National Crime Agency.

Five men have been charged with a total of 26 offences of indecent assault, buggery and attempted buggery and have been bailed to appear at Mold on June 12.

A sixth man, from the Wrexham area, has been summonsed to appear at the same court hearing, charged with one offence of indecent assault against one of the same two boys.

The offences are alleged to have taken place against two boys aged under 16, between 1981 and 1986.

All the offences are believed to have been committed at addresses in the Wrexham area.

These charges arise from the National Crime Agency’s Operation Pallial, an investigation into recent allegations of historical abuse in the care system in North Wales.

The five men charged and bailed are:

Mark Granger, (aka Gary Cooke), aged 63, from Leicester. He is charged with three counts of indecent assault and two counts of buggery.

Marc Roy Norry, aged 54, from Connah’s Quay, North Wales. He is charged with four counts of indecent assault, one count of buggery and one count of attempted buggery.

David Lightfoot, aged 71, from Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, has been charged with three counts of indecent assault, one count of buggery and one count of attempted buggery.

Edward Huxley, aged 69, from Maidenhead, Berkshire, has been charged with two counts of indecent assault.

Keith Stokes, aged 61, from Farndon, Chester, has been charged with three counts of indecent assault, three counts of gross indecency, one count of buggery and one count of attempted buggery.

A 62-year-old man from Wrexham has been summonsed to appear at the same court to face one count of indecent assault. This man will be named following his court appearance.

A total of nine people have so far been charged with offences by Operation Pallial.

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Peter Steen Charged By Operation Pallial

Given that a good friend of mine has had some experience with this particular ‘gentleman’, I’m hardly impartial and I’ll say no more.

Except GOOD!

 

A third man has been charged by Operation Pallial.

Peter Steen was today charged with numerous offences of violence against children in his care, during his time working for Bryn Alyn Community.
He is accused of Violent Crimes against Children in;

Bryntirion Hall
Pentre Saeson Hall
Gatewen Hall
Bryn Alyn Hall

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Op Pallial: Richard Dafydd Vevar Charged With Two Offences Of Indecent Assault

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A 62-year-old man from Wrexham North Wales, has been charged with two offences of indecent assault following an investigation by the National Crime Agency.

Richard Daffyd Vevar has been charged with two offences of indecent assault against a boy aged between 13 and 16. The offences are alleged to have taken place between 1986 and 1989.

He has been bailed to appear at Dolgellau Magistrates on June 2 2014. 

Operation Pallial is an investigation being conducted by the National Crime Agency (NCA) into recent allegations of historical abuse in the care system in North Wales.

National Crime Agency

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Operation Pallial: 19th Arrest

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Officers from the National Crime Agency today arrested a 71-year-old man from the Ellesmere Port area of Cheshire, on suspicion of sexual assaults against two boys.

The arrest forms part of Operation Pallial, an investigation led by NCA Director General Keith Bristow into recent allegations of historical sexual abuse in the care system in North Wales.

The offences are alleged to have taken place against two boys, between 1977 and 1985, when they were aged between 13 and 15 years old.

The man has been taken to a local police station where he will be interviewed by NCA officers from Operation Pallial.

Wrexham.com

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Silent To The Grave.

SIR RONALD WATERHOUSE The retired High Court judge chaired the £14 million North Wales Child Abuse Tribunal. In 2000 he was told of serious allegations that the Tribunal had failed to do its job properly. Whatever he felt about those allegations, he took to his grave …

SIR RONALD WATERHOUSE
The retired High Court judge chaired the £14 million North Wales Child Abuse Tribunal. In 2000 he was told of serious allegations that the Tribunal had failed to do its job properly. Whatever he felt about those allegations, he took to his grave …

IN OCTOBER 2000 Sir Ronald Waterhouse agreed to meet Paddy French, then a journalist with the Wales This Week current affairs programme at HTV in Cardiff.

French had asked for an off-the-record briefing from the retired judge but did not specify the issues he wanted to talk about.

The meeting took place at Sir Ronald’s home in the village of Walford near Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire.

Sir Ronald agreed to the discussion, as he put it later, because he wanted “to ease your labours as far as possible in a friendly fashion by providing answers to any queries that you had that could be dealt with quickly.”

But French had not come for a friendly chat — instead over the course of the three-hour meeting he delivered a detailed critique of the work of the Tribunal.

The following year French sent Sir Ronald a long letter summarising the conversation.

Sir Ronald replied the next day.

This article is based on this correspondence.

The complete article can be found at Rebecca Television

 

Rebecca Television covers the whole of the UK but includes a built-in bias to issues concerning Wales. It’s independent, does not accept advertising or sponsorship and depends on donations to cover its costs.

The Editor is the Irish-born journalist Paddy French. He was a current affairs producer on the ITV Wales current affairs strand Wales This Week for nearly ten years.

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Op Pallial: 18th Arrest

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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.

Daily Post

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Op Pallial: 16th Arrest.

Many thanks to Norma Moore on Twitter for helping me plug the gap in the Op Pallial arrests.

Officers from the National Crime Agency (NCA) today (Tuesday November 26) arrested a man from Cardiff, South Wales, on suspicion of child cruelty, gross indecency and assault.

The arrest forms part of Operation Pallial, an investigation into recent allegations of historical sexual abuse in the care system in North Wales, which is led by NCA Director General Keith Bristow.

A 65 year old man was arrested on suspicion of child cruelty, gross indecency and assault. The offences are alleged to have taken place against three boys, between 1970 and 1981, when they were aged between 10 and 12 years old.

The man has been taken to a local police station where he will be interviewed by NCA officers from Operation Pallial.

Today’s arrest is the sixteenth conducted by members of Operation Pallial. To date, one person has been charged with a large number of serious sexual offences.

National Crime Agency

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