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Documents reportedly shredded in Knowl View case

9 July 2014 Last updated at 00:34 BST

An independent inquiry into child sex abuse in Rochdale, has been told that documents in the local authority's possession were shredded, according to information given to the BBC.

The inquiry was suspended on Monday by Greater Manchester Police who have been investigating allegations of a cover-up.

Ed Thomas reports.