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Knowl View: Report into abuse at Rochdale school 'suppressed'

3 June 2014 Last updated at 22:53 BST

A health professional who reported widespread child abuse at a school for vulnerable boys in Rochdale has told the BBC he believes his report was "suppressed".

Phil Shepherd visited the Knowl View School in Rochdale in 1991 and is to give evidence to an independent inquiry set up by the council.

He says he was told boys as young as eight were working as prostitutes while others had been "forced" to have sex.

Rochdale Council says it cannot comment ahead of the inquiry.

Richard Bilton reports.