Update: Man arrested in Gozo agrees to his extradition back to the UK
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Update: Bryan Davies, a 70-years old Welshman, was arrested at his residence in Munxar Gozo this morning by Malta Police Officers, acting on behalf of the National Crime Agency (NCA).
He was under a European Arrest Warrant in relation to almost 40 allegations of child abuse spanning nearly 40 years.
Davies appeared at the Valletta Law Courts this afternoon before Duty Magistrate Dr D. Frendo Dimech LLD., where he agreed to his extradition back to the UK. He will remain in custody until then.
Various items were also seized by the officers this morning during their search of his property, these will be sent to the UK as part of the investigation.
The Police in a statement earlier today said that officers from the NCA’s Operation PALLIAL, which is the agency’s investigation into non-recent abuse in children’s homes in North Wales in the 1970s and 1980s, sought his arrest as part of an on-going investigation.
38 offences are listed on the warrant, including 29 contact offences which allegedly occurred between 1976 and 1978, Police said.
The other offences are related to alleged indecent images of children and causing or inciting sexual activity with a child between 2007 and 2013.
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