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Macur review: Child abuse 'a dark stain on our nation'

Child abuse victims were "let down by the state," Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb has said.

Mr Crabb was speaking in parliament as a top judge's review of an inquiry into historical child abuse at former north Wales children's homes was published.

In December, Lady Justice Macur completed her two-year review into the Waterhouse inquiry, which published its findings in 2000.

It looked into the abuse of children in care between 1974 and 1996.

Mr Crabb said: "We are talking about dark and shameful events that are a stain on our nation."