Theresa May announces child abuse inquiry panel

Home Secretary Theresa May has launched an independent inquiry under an expert panel into the handling of child abuse cases by public bodies.

A panel of experts would consider whether "public bodies and other non-state institutions have taken seriously their duty to protect children from sexual abuse", Ms May said.

Prime Minister David Cameron earlier said his government would "leave no stone unturned" in finding out the truth.

Read: Westminster child sex abuse claims - What we know

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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.