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Report into missing child sex abuse files to be released

The Home Office is expected to come under fire today when a key report into its handling of child sex abuse allegations is published.

Peter Wanless, chief executive of the NSPCC, was brought in to investigate in July after an internal review found the department had "lost or destroyed" 114 files between 1979 and 1999.

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Rochdale council suspends abuse independent review

In order not to interfere with any potential police investigation we have agreed to temporarily suspend our independent review.

The council is determined to complete a thorough and transparent examination of the events when it is possible to do so.

In the meantime we await to hear how GMP's wider investigation will proceed.

We also welcome the announcement by the Home Secretary Theresa May of an independent inquiry to look into historic cases of child sexual abuse.

– Linda Fisher, Acting Chief Executive Rochdale Borough Council

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