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Police are investigating an allegation of child abuse made against George Thomas, later known as Lord Tonypandy. He was a huge figure in British Politics rising to become Welsh Secretary and Speaker of the House of Commons. An alleged victim told a newspaper he was abused at his Cardiff foster home in the 60s. With more here's Alexandra Lodge.
The alleged victim of abuse by Lord Tonypandy has told the Daily Mirror newspaper that he was attacked in Cardiff when he was nine years old.
The alleged victim of abuse by Lord Tonypandy reportedly lives in Australia and is now age 55. The alleged abuse is said to have happened in the late 1960s and early 1970s. It's been reported that the abuse took place in the victim's home in Cardiff, when he was just nine years old.
HTV Wales's former political editor Max Perkins talks about Lord Tonypandy's political career. It comes after allegations have emerged that Lord Tonypandy abused a nine-year-old boy during the late 1960s and early 70s.
Lord Tonypandy was one of Wales's leading politicians having held numerous of the UK's top political posts. Here are some key facts about his career:
- 1945: Elected as Labour MP for Cardiff
- 1968: He was appointed Welsh Secretary overseeing the investiture of Prince Charles as Prince of Wales
- 1976 until 1983 he was Speaker of the House of Commons
- After retiring he entered the house of lord as Viscount Tonypandy and died in 1997
South Wales Police has urged victims of sexual assault or rape to come forward. It follows confirmation that an investigation has begun into claims former Speaker of the House of Commons George Thomas, later Lord Tonypandy, abused a child in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
South Wales Police say they have referred themselves to the Independent Police Complaints Commission over their handling of an allegation of abuse by former Welsh Secretary George Thomas.
South Wales Police are investigating allegations that former leading Welsh politician, George Thomas, later Lord Tonypandy, reportedly abused a nine-year-old boy.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission has confirmed to ITV Wales that it has received a self referral from South Wales Police asking for it to look into the handling of an allegation of reported child abuse by former Welsh Secretary George Thomas.
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South Wales Police are investigating allegations that former Welsh Secretary George Thomas reportedly abused a child