Theresa May 'sorry' for two abuse inquiry resignations

Home Secretary Theresa May has told MPs she was sorry that there was still nobody to chair the historical child abuse inquiry.

Fiona Woolf resigned on Friday, saying victims did not have confidence in her.

She had faced pressure to quit over her social links to ex-Home Secretary Lord Brittan, whose handling of abuse claims in the 1980s has been questioned.

Predecessor Baroness Butler-Sloss resigned four months ago, also over her links with establishment figures.

Mrs May told MPs: "It is obviously very disappointing that we do not now have an inquiry chairman. For that I want to tell survivors (of abuse) that I am sorry."

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