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Some in Britain call for national inquiry on child abuse

New claims tied to Wales scandal stir lawmakers

LONDON — British lawmakers called Tuesday for a sweeping national inquiry into child abuse, amid mounting complaints that authorities for decades failed to properly examine allegations.

Claims that renowned BBC children’s TV host Jimmy Savile abused hundreds of young people have prompted national debate and led scores of adults to contact authorities about other, unrelated cases of sex offenses in the past.

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