Comments on: Revealed: Rochdale spanker Cyril Smith’s links to Jimmy Savile and the BBC Pop culture, news, sport and an off-beat take on the mainstream Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:27:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: davidm Wed, 14 Nov 2012 01:12:35 +0000 A close relative who was in Manchester Police in the 1980s (not 60s) said he Cyril Smith was investigated in the 80s for similar offences. Then the officers were told that the investigation had been dropped without any other explanation. These records from the 80s should still exist even if the police have destroyed the 60s records.