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Sexual abuse claim cover-up 'possible', says Lord Tebbit

A former cabinet minister has said there "may well have been" a political cover-up of child sex abuse in the 1980s.

Lord Tebbit told the Andrew Marr Show the culture at the time was to protect "the establishment" rather than delving "too far" into such claims.

Later, the Education Secretary, Michael Gove, rejected calls for a public inquiry after it emerged that more than a hundred documents relating to allegations are missing or have been destroyed.

BBC Home Affairs correspondent Tom Symonds reports.

  • 06 Jul 2014
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