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Child abuse inquiry in crisis after chair quits

  • Britain's child abuse inquiry has been thrown into fresh turmoil
  • Dame Lowell Goddard became its third chairman to quit
  • She has been asked to appear before MPs on the Home Affairs Select Committee
  • Home Secretary Amber Rudd said the inquiry would continue "without delay"
  • Victims' groups have called for a replacement to be found "urgently"
  • One abuse survivor told ITV News that he felt "let down" by another resignation
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'New chairman must be determined to see it through'

A lawyer specialising in representing child abuse victims has said that the inquiry will need a "very special and determined person to see it through to the end".

Peter Garsden, president of the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers, said: "It will be very difficult to take over, there having been three previous candidates all of whom have resigned."

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