Panel could turn abuse review 'into full public inquiry'

An independent inquiry into the handling of child abuse cases by public bodies could be upgraded to a full public inquiry if the panel decides it is necessary, the Home Secretary said.

Home Secretary Theresa May announces the review. Credit: Press Association

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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.