Historic child abuse files missing

08 Jul 2014
Belfast Telegraph

‘Belfast Telegraph’ reports that more than 100 official files relating to historic allegations of organised child abuse have gone missing, the Home Office has disclosed. Mark Sedwill, the permanent secretary at the Home Office, said the documents – which related to a 20-year period between 1979 and 1999 – were _*“presumed destroyed, missing or not found“_. The disclosure came as Mr Sedwill said that he was appointing a senior legal figure to *carry out a fresh review of how the Home Office dealt with a dossier alleging paedophile activity at Westminster in the 1980s.

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