Cyril Smith photo from 1987
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Cyril Smith: Police file reveals pressure to drop inquiry

A police file has revealed the extent to which pressure was put on investigators to drop their inquiries into claims that the late MP for Rochdale, Sir Cyril Smith, had abused teenage boys.

The file was drawn up in 1970, only days after he was selected as the Liberal candidate for the forthcoming general election.

Ed Thomas told BBC News about the contents of police document.

  • 16 Jul 2014
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