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Sir Cyril Smith abuse 'cover-up' claims examined by police

27 April 2014 Last updated at 23:38 BST

Police are examining whether there is evidence of a criminal cover-up over claims of sexual abuse at a Rochdale school linked to the late Liberal MP Sir Cyril Smith.

Officers are already investigating claims of abuse at Knowl View school but are reviewing whether any evidence points to a cover-up by the council.

Rochdale Council was approached by the BBC on Sunday but the local authority has so far declined to comment. Eleanor Garnier reports.