Suffolk Sexual Abuse Suspect Found Dead

12 May 2014, 09:17 | Updated: 12 May 2014, 10:20

A man suspected of sexually abusing boys in north Wales care homes and a Suffolk boarding school has been found dead.

The body of the 62-year-old man from Barnsley, South Yorkshire, was found on a railway line near his home town days after his arrest in April on suspicion of child sex offences at Kesgrave Hall school near Ipswich, but his death has only now been made public.

He has not yet been named.

He was one of two men arrested by Suffolk Police in April and news of his death emerged as the force confirmed a third man, 68 and from north Norfolk, had been arrested.

A spokesman for Suffolk Police said that the 62-year-old, being investigated on suspicion of indecent assault, had died while on bail.

He added: ``Contact between Suffolk Police and the Independent Police Complaints Commission has been made and the matter is now being dealt with by the coroner.''

The man had also been questioned by National Crime Agency detectives on suspicion of indecently assaulting a boy aged 13 or 14 in the north Wales care system.

The investigation relates to claims by pupils that they were subjected to assaults by teachers and care workers.

An inquest into the death of the 62-year-old man has been opened and adjourned by the British Transport Police coroner.

The latest man to be arrested has now been released on police bail.