Abuse investigation at Rochdale school widens

Greater Manchester Police say there are now 21 suspects in the investigation into alleged abuse at Knowl View School, including former staff and pupils.

Abuse investigation into Cyril Smith and others at former Rochdale school widens

Greater Manchester Police say there are now 21 suspects in the investigation into alleged abuse at Knowl View School.

They include former Rochdale MP Cyril Smith, former staff and pupils.

Seven of those are unidentified, the other 14 have been named.

Officers say 10 alleged victims have come forward as part of the investigation into the former residential home for boys.

Seven claim they were abused by Cyril Smith.

Matt O'Donoghue reports:-

Abuse investigation at Rochdale school widens

Knowl View School in Rochdale

Greater Manchester Police say there are now 21 suspects in the investigation into alleged abuse at Knowl View School, including former staff and pupils.

The former MP for Rochdale, the late Cyril Smith

Seven of those are unidentified, the other 14 have been named and include the former MP for Rochdale the late Cyril Smith.

Officers say 10 new alleged victims have come forward as part of the investigation nine of those claim they were abused at Knowl View.

Seven claim they were abused by Cyril Smith.

Detectives say the investigation is growing every day and they're trying to establish if officials had known about what was allegedly happening at the school.

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