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.
Police say they are "now publicly acknowledging that young boys were victims of physical and sexual abuse committed by Sir Cyril Smith".
Former Liberal MP Sir Cyril Smith was accused of abusing young boys in Rochdale during the 1960s, by Labour MP Simon Danczuk in the Commons