Thorp Arch Grange Children’s Home, Wetherby, West Yorkshire

Thorp Arch Grange Children’s Home, Wetherby, West Yorkshire

Operation Polymer

Trio charged over sex abuse at Wetherby children’s home

  • 7 September 2015
  • From the section Leeds & West Yorkshire

Three men have been charged with historical sex offences at a children’s home in West Yorkshire.

The offences are alleged to have taken place at the former Thorp Arch Grange Children’s Home in Wetherby.

The men – from Leeds, Burnley and Linlithgow – are due to appear at Leeds Magistrates’ Court on 2 October.

They were arrested as part of Operation Polymer, an inquiry into abuse at children’s homes in Leeds in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

Roy Leonard Allen, 71, from Burnley, Lancashire, is charged with 17 offences including indecent assault.

Anthony Gordon Poles, 77, from Boston Spa, Leeds, has been charged with five including indecent assault.

Mark Walker Wyllie, 59, from Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland, has been charged with indecent assault.

BBC 07/09/15