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Investigation into alleged Knowl View abuse cover-up

A new criminal investigation has been announced today into claims that authorities in Rochdale covered up the sexual abuse of children at one of its schools.

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Rochdale MP welcomes police investigation into alleged abuse

A new criminal investigation has been announced today into claims that authorities in Rochdale covered up the sexual abuse of children at one of its schools.

Greater Manchester Police will look into how reports of alleged abuse were handled at Knowl View, the residential school for boys.

So far 18 boys have come forward to say they were abused at the school where the former Rochdale MP Cyril Smith was a governor.

The former MP for Rochdale, the late Cyril Smith
Knowl View school closed in 1994

The new investigation comes as a direct result of a book written by the Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk into the former Rochdale MP Cyril Smith.

In that book Danczuk alleges that Smith abused young boys at the school in the 1980's and 1990's, and that he wasn't alone.

That there was a group of paedophiles abusing young boys at the school.

Greater Manchester Police have looked into that book and say there's enough evidence within it to begin a seperate inquiry into an alleged cover-up, something Simon Danczuk says is necessary.

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