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Dead MP 'sexually abused boys'

Greater Manchester Police says it is "now publicly acknowledging" that he dead Liberal MP sexcually abused boys in care in Rochdale in the late 1960s.

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Labour MP's statement to the Commons

Former Liberal MP Sir Cyril Smith was accused of abusing young boys in Rochdale during the 1960s, in a statement by Labour MP Simon Danczuk in the House Commons.

A Lancashire Constabulary spokesman said they were not planning to investigate the matter as there are no current allegations pending.

It said: "We believe there was an investigation in the late 1960s but as no records are now held it cannot be ascertained whether a file was passed to the Director of Public Prosecutions."

Read their full statement here.

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