Home Secretary Theresa May announced she has appointed Keith Bristow, the head of the National Crime Agency to investigate allegations of child abuse connected to a suspected paedophile ring at a number of care homes in North Wales dating back to the 1970s and 80s. In light of fresh allegations, and criticism at the way the police handled the original complaints. She also announced that Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary will examine whether police forces across the country failed to pursue evidence of abuse against Jimmy Savile.
Last week, Steve Messham a victim of sexual abuse at one of the homes named in the Lost in Care 2000 report spoke to BBC Newsnight about allegations that the inquiry didn’t look at abuse outside the care homes, and he renewed allegations of abuse against the police and several individuals including a senior Conservative figure from the Thatcher era.
Mrs May said Serious Organised Crime Agency and Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre experts would also take part in the review which is due to be published by April 2013. But MP's have spoken out that this investigation doesn't go far enough.
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