Sex abuse case against teacher at Cyril Smith link boys' school dropped
A prosecution of a former teacher accused of historical sex offences at a residential school for boys linked with the late politician Cyril Smith has been dropped.
David Higgins, 76, was due to face trial in December over allegations that he sexually abused two boys at Knowl View in Rochdale but the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has announced it will now offer no evidence against him.
The CPS said the decision to discontinue the case was made following a review prompted by the receipt of "further information" last month.
Higgins, a convicted paedophile who is presently serving a... read more
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