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Abuse survivor: Inquiry 'must have teeth'

Dozens of child abuse survivors have urged the government to scrap an inquiry into historical abuse and replace it with a more powerful body.

In the letter to Home Secretary Theresa May, survivors, survivors' groups and associated professionals call for a new inquiry with the power to "compel witnesses to give evidence under oath".

Ian McFadyen is an abuse survivor and campaigner who signed the letter.

He told the BBC 5 live Breakfast that he felt the inquiry "must have teeth".

"We have one chance to have an inquiry like this, and one chance only", he added.

  • 22 Dec 2014
  • From the section UK
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