The abuse claims centred around the Bryn Estyn children's home in north Wales
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Keith Bristow to lead north Wales child 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.

The head of the National Crime Agency will lead an inquiry into historic allegations of child abuse at care homes in north Wales, the Home Secretary has announced.

Theresa May said fresh allegations would be investigated by Keith Bristow while the way police handled the original complaints in the 1970s and 1980s would also be scrutinised.

A second review will consider whether the original inquiry did its job.

The BBC's James Landale reports.

  • 06 Nov 2012
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