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Council to 'widen' investigation into Knowl View abuse

Rochdale Council has said it will 'widen' the scope of its investgation into historical sex abuse at Knowl View School, linked to the dead MP Sir Cyril Smith.

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Retired detective says investigation was blocked into Cyril Smith

A retired detective has told Granada Reports that senior figures within Lancashire Police - which covered Rochdale in the late 1960s - blocked investigations into Cyril Smith.

It's alleged that officers who had actually questioned Smith were ordered to leave the Liberal MP alone.

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