Council apologises to child abuse victims

By Mark Conrad | 19 September 2017

Rochdale MBC has apologised to victims of child abuse ahead of what is likely to be a critical investigation by an independent national inquiry.

In an unsolicited statement yesterday, Rochdale’s current chief executive, Steve Rumbelow, issued a wide-ranging apology to former residents at two institutions widely linked to historical abuse allegations against the town’s former MP, Cyril Smith and other men: the Cambridge House hostel for young men and the former Knowl View school.

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