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Sir Cyril Smith: Former MP sexually abused boys, police say

27 November 2012 Last updated at 22:32 GMT

Sir Cyril Smith was a sex abuser of boys in the late 1960s, police admit.

The news comes as the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) accepts he should have been charged with the crimes more than 40 years ago.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said the boys "were victims of physical and sexual abuse" by the late Rochdale MP.

Despite not being charged, after inquiries in 1970, 1998, and 1999, the CPS stressed changes in procedure mean a prosecution would be pursued today.

Matt Prodger reports.