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Steve Messham: 'Lord McAlpine victim of mistaken identity'

Steve Messham, a victim of sexual abuse while he was a resident of a north Wales care home, has apologised for making false allegations against a Conservative politician.

He claims that at the time police showed him a picture of his abuser but incorrectly told him the man was Lord McAlpine.

Mr Messham told the BBC that he was "mortified" when he recently saw a real picture of Lord McAlpine and realised his mistake.

  • 09 Nov 2012