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Theresa May: 'No regrets' over Butler-Sloss appointment

Theresa May has defended the appointment of Baroness Butler-Sloss to the wide-ranging inquiry into allegations of child abuse at a number of institutions saying she had no regrets about the decision.

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May: Public inquiry could include the BBC

Theresa May has warned no one will be excluded from inquiry. Credit: Reuters

The public inquiry into historic sex abuse claims could include the BBC, Home Secretary Theresa May has said.

Ms May said she would not exclude any body from investigation, which could also stretch to churches, and that political parties would not be outside the scope of the probe.

She added: "It is my intention that this should be a wide inquiry and that therefore it should be possible for it to look at not just state institutions.

"It has to look at every area where it is possible that people have been guilty of abuse and we need to learn lessons to ensure that the systems we have in place are able to identify that and deal with it appropriately."

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