'Blind eye' turned to Westminster abuse claims

'Blind eye' turned to Westminster abuse claims

BBC·2020-02-25 20:45

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Lord Steel (left) is one of those criticised in the report for failing to pass on allegations about ex-MP Cyril Smith

Political institutions failed to respond to historical claims of child sexual abuse but there was no evidence of an organised paedophile network at Westminster, an inquiry has found.

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse says there had been a "significant problem" of deference towards people of public prominence.

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