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Choirmaster in child porn arrest
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The choir has performed for a private audience at the Vatican
The director of one of England's most famous boys choirs has been arrested by police on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children.

Keith Knowles, 36, runs the Saint Francis Xavier College Boys' Choir in Woolton, Liverpool.

The choir sang twice for the previous Pope and were in the charts with the official song for the 2004 European Championships, All Together Now.

Mr Knowles was not charged and released on bail pending further inquiries.

Vatican audience

He was arrested on suspicion of possession of indecent images of children in December.

A spokeswoman for Merseyside Police said: "A 36-year-old man from Aigburth has been arrested on suspicion of possession of indecent images of children.

"He was bailed pending further inquiries."

The choir, set up by Mr Knowles in 1994, is listed in the Guinness Book of Records for being the first choir to sing for a service in all 49 cathedrals in England and Wales.

It has toured several countries around the world in the last six years and performed for a private audience at the Vatican in 1999.

St Francis Xavier College, the chair of the governors and the Archdiocese of Liverpool have refused to comment on the allegations.




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