Man arrested over child sex allegations

A 53-YEAR-OLD man from Burnham has been arrested in connection with child sex allegations.

The man was arrested and questioned by police on January 5, and has since been released on bail pending further investigation.

The Mercury understands that the man was arrested with regards to assaults on four children under the age of 16.

At the moment, no charges have been made against the man, with the police investigation ongoing.

A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Police said: “We can confirm that a 53-year-old man from Burnham has been arrested on suspicion of a sexual offence involving children.

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“An investigation has been launched. The man has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

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