Vicar suspended after abuse claim

Posted by Sarah Bushell | October 26, 2016

A 51 year old vicar who cannot be named at this time has been arrested in connection with historical sexual abuse claims.

An arrest was made on Wednesday after a complaint was filed by Durham Constabulary.

The Church of England have suspended the vicar while the investigations are under way.

According to police the suspected man has been bailed at this time as further inquiries are being made.

In a statement the Diocese of Leeds said: 'Appropriate pastoral and safeguarding arrangements have been put in place.'