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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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Danczuk calls for 'social services and police amnesty'

The MP who uncovered a string of abuse carried out by late Liberal MP Cyril Smith called for "an amnesty" for some social workers and police officers, so they can come forward and give evidence without fear of retribution.

Simon Danczuk told Good Morning Britain he had been approached by those who had investigated some of the alleged historical sex abuse who wanted to come forward, but were unable to because they "were made to sign gagging orders".

"We need to ensure that the inquiry creates some sort of freedom and space for these people to share their knowledge and experience of investigating child sex abuse, or the inquiry won't go anywhere."

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