Cyril Smith circa September 1990
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Child abuse probe 'scrapped after MP Cyril Smith's arrest'

The BBC has heard claims that an investigation which allegedly uncovered child abuse by the late Liberal MP, Cyril Smith, was scrapped just after he was arrested in 1981.

It is understood officers released him after a few hours and were then ordered to give up all their evidence.

BBC Newsnight's Nick Hopkins reports.

  • 17 Mar 2015
  • From the section UK
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