– Lancashire Police statement
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.
These historic allegations date back more than 40 years and to a time when Rochdale was within the Lancashire Constabulary area.
While we take matters such as this extremely seriously we have not received any further allegations and at this time there is no ongoing investigation in relation to this matter.
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.