Police investigate historic child sexual abuse claim at Leeds church


Police investigating historic allegations of child sexual abuse linked to a Leeds church are appealing for information.

Officers from Leeds Child Safeguarding are investigating after a man came forward to report allegations that he was abused as a child at St Stephen’s Church, in Kirkstall, in the mid-1960s.

An 82-year-old man has been interviewed under caution after voluntarily attending at a Leeds police station.

Detective Constable Phil Kirby, of Leeds Child Safeguarding, said: “Our investigation is ongoing and we would appeal for anyone who has any information that could assist the investigation to contact us immediately. “

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Kirby at Elland Road on 0113 385 9595 or via 101. Alternatively they can email philip.kirby@westyorkshire.pnn.police.uk