Details of advice given to police which allowed the MP Cyril Smith to escape prosecution for sex offences will be released, prosecutors confirmed.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has asked for permission for the documents to be amended prior to publication, to protect complainants’ identities.

In June a tribunal, led by a judge, ruled it was in the public interest for the information to be disclosed.

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