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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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Victims of alleged sexual assault welcome inquiry

NSPCC Chief Executive Peter Wanless will head the inqury into historic sex abuse claims. Credit: NSPCC

Lawyers representing alleged victims of sexual abuse welcomed Theresa May's announcement of an inquiry into the duty of public bodies to protect children from paedophiles.

Alan Collins, a lawyer at Slater and Gordon which represents 176 alleged victims of abuse by Jimmy Savile, said: "All the victims we represent will welcome today's announcement.

"It is vital we get to the bottom of how abuse inside institutions was allowed to go unchallenged for decades."

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