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Police 'must go where evidence leads in abuse inquiry'

David Cameron said it is vital police investigating historical child sex abuse allegations can go "wherever the evidence leads" to "pursue the guilty".

Mr Cameron said he was "absolutely determined" to "leave no stone unturned" to find out the truth.

"Three things need to happen: robust inquiries that get to the truth, police investigations that pursue the guilty and find out what has happened, and proper lessons learnt so we make sure these things cannot happen again. That's what will happen under my government," the Prime Minister said.

Home Secretary Theresa May is expected to announce a review into claims of historic child abuse in the Commons later today.

Read: May's announcement over abuse inquiry to be more 'significant' than first thought

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PM on abuse dossier inquiry: We want answers quickly

The Prime Minister's official spokesman said that he wants answers as "quickly as possible" over historic claims of child abuse by politicians at Westminster, but refused to confirm whether this would happen before the general election in May 2015.

The Prime Minister has taken a 'close personal and detailed interest' in the claims relating to historic allegations of sex abuse.
The Prime Minister has taken a 'close personal and detailed interest' in the claims relating to historic allegations of sex abuse. Credit: PA

"We want to make sure that answers are achieved as quickly as possible," Mr Cameron's spokesman said. "Clearly it needs to be a process that commands confidence and credibility as well."

The Prime Minister was said to have taken a "close personal and detailed interest" in the claims being made over the weekend and has held "extensive discussions" with his team.

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Cavendish crashes during opening stage of Tour de France

Cavendish was taken to hospital following the crash. Credit: ITV Sport
The scene of the crash. Credit: ITV News

The Isle of Man's Mark Cavendish's bid for the yellow jersey ended in a heap as he tumbled to the tarmac in a dramatic conclusion to the opening stage of the 101st Tour de France.

Cavendish was bidding for a 26th Tour stage win of his career in his mother's home town of Harrogate and a first yellow jersey, but collided with Australian Simon Gerrans in the final 500 metres and was seen clutching his shoulder and midrift as he rolled over the line.

Cavendish was later taken away from the Omega Pharma-Quick Step team area in an ambulance and transported to hospital.

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