Cameron orders investigation into Wales child abuse inquiry

Tue, Nov 6, 2012, 00:00

British prime minister David Cameron last night ordered an investigation into whether an official inquiry into child abuse in north Wales did its job properly following allegations a senior Tory was involved in the scandal.

Mr Cameron said he would appoint a senior independent figure to lead the investigation to ensure that “truly dreadful allegations” were not left “hanging in the air”.

Downing Street said that a separate process would be established to look at the way police dealt with the claims of abuse, which date back to the 1970s and 1980s. The moves come after one of the victims came forward to say the Waterhouse inquiry into abuse at the Bryn Estyn children’s home, which reported in 2000, looked at only a fraction of the allegations. – (PA)