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Sex abuse inquiry appoints new chief

The Home Secretary, Theresa May, has appointed the Lord Mayor of London, Fiona Woolf, as the new chair of the inquiry into historical child abuse claims.

Ms Woolf, a tax lawyer, replaces Lady Butler-Sloss who stepped down because of concerns that her brother, the late Sir Michael Havers, was the Attorney-General at the time of the alleged abuse.

She will lead an inquiry panel which will include child abuse experts and at least one victim of abuse.

However, Tom Symonds explains controversy surrounding the latest appointment.

  • 05 Sep 2014
  • From the section UK
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