Cyril Smith police inquiry closes due to lack of evidence

The Guardian reports:

A police investigation into claims that former Liberal MP Sir Cyril Smith was released by officers after being found in possession of child abuse images has closed due to a lack of evidence.

Simon Danczuk, the current Rochdale MP, made a series of claims about the late Smith’s sexual activities, including that Smith was stopped by police who discovered he had child abuse images while travelling on the motorway through Northamptonshire.

But Northamptonshire police said they could find no records or witnesses to corroborate the allegations, made by the Labour MP.

UPDATE: However, these were not the only allegations against Cyril Smith.