Sir Cyril Smith investigation

A blue plaque in tribute to the late Rochdale MP Sir Cyril Smith has been removed from the town hall to prevent vandalism.

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Sir Cyril plaque removed to 'stop vandals'

He was a hero to many in his home town of Rochdale but a dark cloud is building over the reputation of Sir Cyril Smith. Now the council he once proudly represented has chosen to remove a plaque in his honour from the side of Town Hall.

They claim the move is to protect a grade one listed building from attack by vandals.

Meanwhile - according to MP Simon Danczuk's office six more alleged victims of sexual abuse have come forward to claim the former MP attacked them when they were children. Matt O'Donoghue reports:

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