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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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Baroness Butler-Sloss appointment 'not appropriate'

A lawyer acting for alleged victims at the centre of an inquiry into alleged historical child sex abuse at Westminster said appointmenting Baroness Butler-Sloss was "almost like appointing a close relative of the head South Yorkshire police ... to be in charge of the Hillsborough inquiry."

Alison Millar told ITV News "it's just not really very appropriate."

Her comments came after it emerged that Baroness Butler-Sloss' brother Sir Michael Havers was attorney general at the time when many of the allegations were made and had tried to prevent ex-MP Geoffrey Dickens airing claims about a diplomat in Parliament in the 1980s.

ITV News Political Correspondent Libby Wiener reports.

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