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Child sex abuse policy overhaul

The Director of Public Prosecutions has called for a radical overhaul of the way that sexual abuse is investigated. It means hundreds of cases where there was no prosecution could be re-examined.

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DPP: Child sex policy review 'is a very difficult task'

The Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer, has said of new measures to overhaul the criminal justice system's approach to child sex abuse.

"It is a very difficult task, nobody's ever look at this and said it is easy. But we've absolutely got to tackle it. We need a national consensus".

Mr Starmer will announce the new plans later today.

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