A blue plaque in tribute to the late Rochdale MP Sir Cyril Smith has been removed from the town hall to prevent vandalism.
It comes after child abuse allegations against the former MP emerged earlier this week.
Labour MP for Rochdale claims sex abuse victims could be put off coming forward after a report into child abuse labelled "hysterical."
Sex abuse allegations involving the late politician Sir Cyril Smith are to be investigated by a second police force.
A blue plaque honouring Sir Cyril Smith has been taken down by Rochdale Council bosses to stop any vandalism.