Only one man to face trial over alleged offences at Cyril Smith-linked school
Only one man will face trial over alleged historical sex offences at a residential school for boys linked with the late politician Cyril Smith, it has been confirmed.
An investigation was set up by Greater Manchester Police (GMP) following reports of both physical and sexual abuse at Knowl View school in Rochdale from 1969 until it closed in 1995.
In April, when GMP announced the charging of a 76-year-old man, it said it had submitted 13 files to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) with multiple allegations involving 27 suspects and 16 alleged victims of both physical and sexual offences.... read more
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