UK Policeman: Detectives Told to Drop Lawmaker Sex Probe

March 17, 2015 11:14 AM

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A former police officer alleges that British detectives were ordered to drop an investigation into sexual abuse allegations against the late lawmaker Cyril Smith.

The BBC's "Newsnight" program says the officer told them that Smith was arrested in the early 1980s during an investigation into child-sex parties. He said that Smith was released within hours and officers were ordered to hand over their notebooks and video footage.

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