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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Windy start to the week with some showers. Brighter and drier on Monday afternoon. Continuing changeable. Best day Wednesday
Heavy rain pushes eastwards across the region on Sunday evening followed by further outbreaks of rain on Sunday night. 60mph gusts possible