Sex Abuse Inquiry Head Under Pressure To Quit

Sky News

By Anushka Asthana, Political Correspondent

A lawyer representing 50 victims of child abuse has said the Home Office must “start again” if it wants its inquiry into historical allegations to win public confidence.

Alison Millar, a partner at Leigh Day solicitors, has told Sky News she will make the argument at a meeting with officials in Westminster later this morning.

It comes after Fiona Woolf, the second chair appointed to lead the investigation, was engulfed in controversy about her social links to Lord and Lady Brittan.

Leon Brittan was Home Secretary in the 1980s and was handed evidence about sex abuse cases, which victims accuse him of failing to act upon.

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