May to order independent sex abuse claims investigation

Home Secretary Theresa May is expected to announce a broad independent inquiry into how public institutions handled allegations of child abuse. Mrs May will give details of the probe as she makes a statement to MPs this afternoon.

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Abuse inquiry 'no surrogate' for full police investigation

Nick Clegg has told Good Morning Britain that a public inquiry into allegations of historical child abuse in Westminster would be "no surrogate" for a full police investigation.

Asked if he would like to see an inquiry launched, the Deputy Prime Minister said: "I'm like everybody, I just want the truth to come out and justice to be done".

"When we're dealing with allegations of such a serious criminal nature, I don't think there's any surrogate, really, for allowing the police to get to the bottom of what happened."

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