A damning indictment of the DPP and its failure to prosecute Cyril Smith

The Crown Prosecution Service has, like the Serious Farce Office, also appeared in Private Eye over the years for its failure to prosecute the guilty despite ample evidence. Will the publication of any report make them clean up their act and start ‘poncing’ on those who prey on the young and vulnerable? We live in hope.

Westminster Confidential

My  Exaro colleagues Nick Fielding and Tim Wood deserve a big commendation for doggedly pursuing the Crown prosecution Service to force them to release a damning report revealing how the authorities missed their opportunity to prosecute  paedophile MP Cyril Smith while he was alive.

After using the Freedom of Information Act the CPS has finally  a year later released a police report showing the Rochdale authorities knew what Sir Cyril was up to – but  the Director of Public Prosecutions declined to prosecute,.

The police superintendent in charge of the investigation in 1970 wrote;

“It seems impossible to excuse his conduct. Over a considerable period of time, whilst sheltering beneath a veneer of respectability, he has used his unique position to indulge in a sordid series of indecent episodes with young boys towards whom he had a special responsibility.”

No action was taken, and the paedophile MP was free to continue…

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