Thursday, 25 April 2013

Danczuk Now Says He Is Satisfied!

'I am confident,' says Simon Danczuk MP for Rochdale, 'every effort is being made to get these (sexual) predators off our streets'.  Furthermore, he said:  'There's no complacency on the part of police about these horrific crimes'.  This represents something of a turnaround for the Rochdale MP, who has long been critical of the way things have been done by the Greater Manchester Police and other local agencies over the years with regard to sexual grooming and the historical investigations of various bodies into the allegations of abuse against the former Liberal Democrat MP, Sir Cyril Smith.

His latest comments in which he told the Rochdale Observer that he had been reassured by police chiefs that 'lessons had been learned' may come as a surprise to some who have listened to his earlier criticisms.  These latest remarks come on the heals of revelations that the Greater Manchester Police have been reviewing their original investigations into child sex abuse in Rochdale taken five years ago.  This report we now know was submitted last month and is now being considered.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has said:
'Following through consideration of the (Greater Manchester Police) report (into sexual grooming in Rochdale) and information supplied by the Greater Manchester Police, the IPCC asked that additional investigative work be done and a revised investigation report supplied.  A revised report has been received now and is being assessed.'

A Greater Manchester Police spokesman confirming this, said:
'The issues were mainly around the terms of reference.'

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