Cameron orders inquiry into alleged Thatcher aide's involvement in child sex abuse ring
British Prime Minister David Cameron is appointing a 'senior independent figure' to probe into claims an aide of Margaret Thatcher assaulted vulnerable young boys from a children's home.
His announcement follows shock claims by victim Steve Messham that the Thatcher aide was among those involved in abuse of boys from the Bryn Estyn home in North Wales.
"Child abuse is an absolutely hateful and abhorrent crime and these allegations are truly dreadful and they mustn't be left hanging in the air, so I'm taking action today," speaking in Abu Dhabi, the prime minister added.
"I'm going to be asking a senior independent figure to lead an urgent investigation into whether the original inquiry was properly constituted and properly did its job and to report urgently to the government," he added.
According to the Mirror, but critics said the investigations do not go far enough and demanded Cameron now order detectives to delve into the sordid claims.
Sexual attacks were alleged to have taken place there in the 70s and 80s.
Cameron also urged anyone who knows anything about the allegations of abuse to contact police.
Allegations of abuse centered around the Bryn Estyn care home in north Wales and involving almost 40 children's homes in Wales began to emerge in the 1990s, but a report commissioned in March 1994 by Clwyd County Council was never published amid legal concerns, the report said.
The-then Welsh Secretary William Hague ordered an inquiry in 1996 into the abuse, which heard from 650 people over three years who had been in care from 1974, and was published in 2000 by Sir Ronald Waterhouse, who died in 2011, the report added.