7. DID MI5 COVER UP SMITH SEX ABUSE?
A cover-up involving the Liberal party, police and MI5 allowed Cyril Smith to carry out “industrial-scale” child abuse, claims a new book. Police received at least 144 complaints about the 29-stone politician but authorities blocked any prosecution, according to a new book. The book draws similarities between Smith, who died in 2010 aged 82, and broadcaster Jimmy Savile.