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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Stormy mixed week across the NW. More weather warnings for the start of the new week
Windy this week at times with heavy rain and turning much colder. Frost expected Wednesday and Thursday nights
Storm Clodagh is causing damage right across Greater Manchester with gusts of wind up to 75mph