Theresa May defends abuse inquiry as junior counsel becomes latest to quit
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has received a fresh blow as a top lawyer confirmed she had quit her role.
Human rights specialist Elizabeth Prochaska, the inquiry's junior counsel, confirmed on Thursday that she had stepped down on September 15, after 15 months working on the probe.
It came the day after it was announced that senior counsel to the inquiry, Ben Emmerson QC, had been suspended.
Prime Minister Theresa May insisted on Thursday evening that the "really important" inquiry would go ahead as planned, amid claims that it was in "crisis".
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