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Victim seeks child sex abuse investigation

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

A Newsnight investigation into the abuse of boys from children's homes in Wales has revealed that two victims say they suffered sexual abuse at the hands of a leading Conservative politician from the Thatcher years.

The claims arise from a child abuse scandal in North Wales, which led to a lengthy inquiry in 2000, known as the Waterhouse Tribunal.

One of the alleged victims has now called for a meeting with the prime minister, and for a new investigation.

Angus Stickler reports.

  • 02 Nov 2012
  • From the section UK