The Malta Independent 18 August 2017, Friday

Accused paedophile extradited from Malta was former children’s home manager

Sunday, 13 August 2017, 09:30 Last update: about 4 days ago

A Welshman arrested in Gozo on 2 August and extradited to the UK was charged in a Welsh magistrate’s court on Friday with abusing 11 children in a Welsh magistrate’s court on Friday.

Seventy-year-old Bryan Davies had been living in Munxar, Gozo, before the police swooped and arrested him on the strength of a European Arrest Warrant. He was subsequently extradited to the UK.

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According to press reports, Davies was a former deputy principal of a children’s home, Ystrad Hall in Llangollen, North Wales.

During a five-minute hearing on Friday, Davieswas remanded in custody by a district judge and is due to appear Mold Crown Court on 8 September. He was unable to offer an address in Britain.

The former deputy principal had 38 offences listed against him. They alleged indecent assault and serious sexual assaults on boys in the 1970s, six offences of making indecent images of children in Sussex between 2007 and 2013, and three of inciting sexual activity in 2011 and 2012.

Prosecutor Karen Mullin sought a remand in custody and defence barrister Hannah Horton made no application for bail.  No pleas were indicated.

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