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Apology over Tory abuse claims

A former resident of a north Wales care home has apologised for making false allegations of sexual abuse against a Conservative politician.

Steve Messham said a case of mistaken identity had led to peer Lord McAlpine being linked to the historical claims.

It comes as the solicitor for Lord McAlpine, 70, threatened legal action against those who had named the peer in connection with the allegations.

Mr Messham offered "sincere and humble apologies" to the peer and his family.

Carole Walker reports on developments.

  • 09 Nov 2012
  • From the section UK
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