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Government to launch investigation into Welsh abuse inquiry

Correction 10 November 2012:The BBC has apologised unreservedly for broadcasting a report on Newsnight on 2 November over allegations of child abuse which transpired to have involved a case of mistaken identity. As a result the video of the original report has been removed from the website. More details can be found here.

Downing Street says no stone will be left unturned to get to the truth about claims of child sexual abuse at care homes in north Wales.

Concerns have been raised that the remit of the Waterhouse inquiry, into abuse in the 1970s and 80s, was too narrow and that it had failed to consider all allegations made.

The prime minister said an independent figure would investigate whether the report, published in 2000, did its job properly.

David Cameron said he wanted the inquiry to be "a rapid investigation" to get to the truth of these "dreadful allegations."

Sian Lloyd reports.

  • 06 Nov 2012
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