Hundreds of historic sex abuse allegations to be reviewed

Hundreds of historic allegations of sex abuse will be reviewed following the failure of the authorities to properly investigate the Jimmy Savile scandal as well as the gang-led grooming of girls.

The Director of Public Prosecutions also set out how abuse cases will be dealt with in the future in England and Wales, to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past.

ITV News UK Editor Lucy Manning reports:

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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.