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Child Sex Abuse Allegations Considered Against Former Scarborough Mayor

NORTH YORKS POLICE

Published by the Yorkshire Coast Radio News Team at 12:46pm 14th February 2014.

North Yorkshire Police have responded to historic allegations made against the late Peter Jaconelli, a former Mayor of Scarborough, in a TV documentary.

 

The allegations of sexual abuse against children were made in this week's Inside Out on the BBC.

 

Here is a statement from the force:

 

"North Yorkshire Police is considering the content of the programme, its effect on previous matters and the potential need for any future investigative work that would best serve the interests of those directly affected.  

 

"In so doing, North Yorkshire Police would encourage those individuals who took part in the programme, who were the subject of direct contact with the late Mr Jaconelli, to get in touch as soon as possible in order that their allegations and wishes are fully and properly considered.  

 

"Please call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1, ask for the Force Control Room and state it isfor the attention of Detective Superintendent Steve Smith.

 

Alternatively, contact can be made or information reported via email:

Steve.Smith753@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

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