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Files on historic child abuse 'can't be found'

A review into how the Home Office handled historic child sex abuse allegations at Westminster in the 1980s has reportedly been unable to uncover any of the crucial missing files that prompted the investigation.

The BBC reports that the so-called 'Dickens Dossier', handed to the Home Office by former Tory MP Geoffrey Dickens, has not been found.

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Inquiry 'should not be restricted to sexual abuse'

The Westminster inquiry into alleged abuse of children in the Eighties should not be restricted to sexual abuse, a child protection expert has said.

Dr Liz Davies, child protection reader at London Metropolitan University, said: "It should be about organised child abuse. I've got survivors who were tortured but not sexually abused. Are we saying that their views are not important?"

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