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South Wales Police has apologised and referred itself to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) after an "unacceptable" delay in the investigation of child abuse claims against former House of Commons Speaker Lord Tonypandy.
South Wales Police Assistant Chief Constable Nikki Holland said: “We were made aware of these allegations in April 2013 and have attempted to get in touch with the [alleged victim].
“Unfortunately incorrect contact information was used and as a result we failed to make contact with him. We have since spoken to [the alleged victim], apologised for the delay and are investigating his claims.
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.
South Wales Police are investigating allegations that former leading Welsh politician, George Thomas, later Lord Tonypandy, reportedly abused a nine-year-old boy.