Friday, May 22, 2015

Is this proof the security services covered for Cyril?

A police force was last night accused of helping to cover up the Cyril Smith scandal because of the involvement of the security services.

A Freedom of Information request was made for any details held by the force about an incident in the 1980s where the politician was stopped on the M1 and then arrested after child porn was found in the boot of his car.

But Northamptonshire Police say laws relating to the security services prevent the force from divulging any information it holds on Smith.

It cited Section 23 of the Freedom of Information Act, which concerns ‘information supplied by or concerning certain security bodies’.

Last night a victim and a campaigning MP condemned the decision as a ‘cover-up’ and called for the information to be released by the security services.  (more...)

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