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Lord Steel says he quizzed Cyril Smith over sex claims

The former leader of the Liberal party David Steel has rejected suggestions that he "turned a blind eye" to allegations of child abuse against the late Cyril Smith.

Lord Steel said he raised the matter with the-then MP in 1979, when allegations were made in a magazine.

Rochdale Council has announced an independent review into claims of a cover-up of alleged child abuse by Cyril Smith.

Eleanor Garnier reports.

  • 29 Apr 2014
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