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Police Launch Cyril Smith Child Abuse 'Cover-Up' Investigation

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International Business Times
By Ewan Palmer
24 July 2014

Police are to launch an investigation into whether allegations of child abuse involving Lib Dem MP Cyril Smith were covered up by its own officers as well as politicians.

Smith, who died in 2010, is alleged to have committed a series of child sex offences at the Knowl View School in Rochdale over years.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) have now referred themselves to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) to investigate whether the abuse at the hands of the politician were covered up.

Allegations surrounding Smith first emerged in 1979. Despite being investigated by police after more than 144 complaints, Smith was never charged for any offence.

Rochdale Labour MP Simon Danczuk also repeated the allegations in his recently published book Smile for the Camera: The Double Life Of Cyril Smith, which he wrote with Matthew Baker.

Danczuk claims any attempts to make a prosecution against Smith were blocked by people at the "very top of the establishment".

GMP asst chief const Ian Wiggett said: "Following the publication of MP Simon Danzcuk's book Smile for the Camera, GMP conducted an assessment of the allegations contained within that book. As a result of the assessment, GMP decided that a criminal investigation was required.

"This also followed consultation with Rochdale Council and the QC conducting the independent inquiry on their behalf. The council asked Neil Garnham QC to suspend his independent review and he has agreed to do so.

"The GMP investigation will now seek to identify whether any offences have been committed in the way that previous reports of abuse were handled or allegedly covered up."

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