Criminal Investigation Will Probe Abuse At Cyril Smith School

A CRIMINAL investigation will be launched into allegations of a child abuse cover-up at a school linked to Sir Cyril Smith, it was revealed yesterday.

The Liberal Democrat politician, who died in 2010, is alleged to have used his status to sexually abuse young boys with impunity at Knowl View School in Rochdale.

Despite numerous previous allegations and past police investigations neither Sir Cyril nor other suspects were ever prosecuted.

A separate investigation is ongoing to identify people suspected of taking part in the alleged sexual abuse.

In a dramatic development police said yesterday they would probe alleged corruption by officers and local politicians as part of the alleged cover-up.

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