Knowl View Investigation

Police have reopened investigations into allegations of historical sexual abuse at Knowl View residential school in Rochdale. It follows the publicity surrounding Sir Cyril Smith last year and relates to the period from the 1970s onwards.

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Police think there may be more victims in abuse school investigation

Detectives have reopened an investigation into allegations of historical sexual abuse at a school in Rochdale from the 1970's onwards. It follows publicity surrounding Sir Cyril Smith last year and relates to Knowl View school.

"I would encourage anyone who was a victim of either sexual or physical abuse to come forward and speak to police as the more evidence we have the better the chances of bringing abusers to justice. We totally understand that for many people they will not want to relive the abuse they suffered, but for those who do want to come forward I want to give you complete confidence that your complaints will be treated seriously and thoroughly investigated."

– Detective Inspector Caroline Ward, Greater Manchester Police