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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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Third resignation 'embarrassing' for May's government

ITV News Political Correspondent Libby Wiener said that the third resignation of the child abuse inquiry chairman is "embarrassing" for the government.

She said that the appointment of Dame Lowell Goddard by Theresa May, as someone independent from the British establishment, meant that new Home Secretary Amber Rudd is "back at square one" to find a replacement.

But Rudd has assured abuse survivors that they have support from the "very top" to ensure the inquiry is a success.

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