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Self-serving police say Rochdale MP Cyril Smith was a predatory paedophile – maybe

by | 27th, November 2012

DID former Labour councillor and Liberal MP for Rochdale Cyril Smith abuse underage males? Well, he’s dead. We can’t ask him. The police did ask but have ahem lost the files . Manchester police says there is “overwhelming evidence” Smith is guilty of sexually abusing boys in care homes. So. Why didn’t they charge him? Why did Smith, secretary of the Rochdale Hostel for Boys Association, get away with it?

Why didn’t the Crown Prosecution Service prosecute. In 1970, the DPP said “the characters of some of these young men would be likely to render their evidence suspect” .

Some of them. Not all of them. Just some of them.

Some of the eight underage males who said Smith molested them between 1961 and 1966 might not have been trustworthy. The CPS said the abuses was “allegedly conducted on the pretexts of either a medical examination or punishment for misbehaviour” .

Greater Manchester Police said:

“The force is now publicly acknowledging that young boys were victims of physical and sexual abuse committed by Smith.”

Smith’s dead. The victims are old. The police are renewed and modern. They do the right thing. The evidence wasn’t good enough before. But now the paedo-hunt is underway,

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