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British PM vows to investigate paedophile politician ring claims

Published on Jul 8, 2014 1:12 AM

LONDON (AFP) - British Prime Minister David Cameron vowed on Monday to leave "no stone unturned" in investigating allegations of historical child sex abuse including claims of a paedophile ring involving senior politicians.

His government announced a review of how officials, the police and prosecutors handled accusations made against public figures in the 1980s, amid claims their failure to act was part of an establishment cover-up.

"I am absolutely determined that we are going to get to the bottom of these allegations and we're going to leave no stone unturned to find out the truth about what happened - that is vital," the Prime Minister said.

After a string of scandals involving the abuse of children at hospitals and care homes, including by late television star Jimmy Savile, ministers also promised a wider inquiry into how public bodies handle such cases.

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