A COURT application to make Gordon Anglesea pay £150,000 towards the cost of his prosecution last autumn has been abandoned.
The retired North Wales Police superintendent was given a 12 year prison sentence in November for sexually abusing two boys in the 1980s.
After the trial an application was made that he should pay £150,000 towards the cost of the prosecution which included a six-week trial at Mold Crown Court.
Anglesea died in prison in December.
The National Crime Agency (NCA) has told Rebecca the application has now been withdrawn.
However, a separate investigation into Anglesea under the Proceeds of Crime Act continues.
The NCA also confirmed that Operation Pallial, its investigation into historic child abuse in North Wales, is investigating a further 31 suspects.
Fifteen of these suspects are the subject of advice files currently being considered by the Crown Prosecution Service.
The remaining 16 are the subject of ongoing investigations which are expected to take more than a year to complete.
The NCA also confirmed that “a number of matters” — understood not to involve child abuse — are also being considered by CPS Wales.
As Rebecca reported last month, Operation Pallial had cost £4.3 million up to the end of March.
A further £1.2 million will be spent this year.
To date nine men have been convicted and eight have been gaoled.
A total of 361 complainants came forward and 143 suspects were investigated.
Published: 1 October 2017
© Rebecca 2017
GORDON ANGLESEA & ARFON JONES: UNANSWERED QUESTIONS
NORTH WALES Police Commissioner Arfon Jones has declined to answer Rebecca questions about his role in the Gordon Anglesea affair. Jones, a former North Wales Police inspector, won’t say why he allowed Anglesea’s widow to keep half of his pension without consulting the Home Office. Nor will he explain why his damning testimony against Anglesea in last autumn’s trial did not feature in the hearings of the North Wales Child Abuse Tribunal in 1996-97. And he won’t say if he made a statement when North Wales Police originally investigated abuse allegations against Anglesea in 1991 …
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