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Latest head of abuse inquiry Lowell Goddard to face MPs

The latest figure to head Britain's long-delayed inquiry into child sex abuse is to be grilled by MPs later today.

Lowell Goddard, a High Court judge from New Zealand, was named as chair by Home Secretary Theresa May last week.

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'Small number' of hidden files on Child Sex Abuse found

A "small number" of files containing information on historical child sex abuse have been found in Cabinet Office archives, the Home Secretary has revealed.

Theresa May said she had ordered extra searches after a file came to light last month detailing "unnatural sexual behaviour".

She said after examination, it was established that it was not a copy of a file handed to Peter Wanless and Richard Whittam for a previous review commissioned in July last year, and said that it should have been.

A "small number" of other files which also should have been passed on were found in the extra search too, she added.

She has now asked that the files not only be shared with the review, but with the newly-established Goddard inquiry and any relevant police authorities.

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