TWO more people have come forward to say they were abused at the hands of a retired York vicar.

The Press reported earlier this month how the Church of England had made a six-figure payout to a man who said he suffered years of physical and psychological abuse by the Rev Terence King while he was serving as a vicar in Morley, West Yorkshire.

Mr King retired to York in 1999 and committed suicide in 2002 while under investigation by West Yorkshire Police over child sex abuse allegations.

Now Dino Nocivelli, a senior solicitor from Bolt Burdon Kemp, who represented the victim, has revealed that two more people had since contacted the firm to allege they too were abused by Mr King.

Meanwhile, an independent investigation for the Methodist Church has uncovered that allegations of abuse were made against a total of 91 individuals within its York and Hull district between 1950 and the end of 2014.

A spokeswoman for the church said the allegations - part of 1,885 nationwide - ranged from the most serious cases of child abuse to claims of inappropriate relationships, and some of the individuals had a number of complaints made against them.

The church has made a public apology, with general secretary, the Rev Dr Martyn Atkins, saying abuse was “a deep source of grief and shame to the Church.”