Bryn Estyn
The site of the former Bryn Estyn Children's Home in Wrexham which John Allen ownedGetty

Former children's care home owner John Allen has been found guilty of a further seven child sex offences, bringing the total to 33.

Allen, 73, was already found guilty of 26 historical child sex offences across North Wales between 1968 and 1991 following a trial at Mold Crown Court.

The businessman has now been convicted of four more counts of indecent assault and three counts of performing an illegal sex act after the jury resumed deliberations following his previous guilty verdicts.

Allen, who owned a group of 11 children's care homes in and around the Wrexham area known as Bryn Alyn Community, was accused of a total of 40 sex offences against 19 boys and one girl.

He was cleared of two charges, with the remaining allegations to remain on his file after the jury failed to reach a verdict.

He will be sentenced on 1 December.

Allen is the first person to be convicted under Operation Pallial, the investigation into allegations of sexual abuse in care homes in North Wales.