The NSPCC says some police forces are struggling to deal with an increase in historical child abuse cases, after the BBC obtained figures indicating arrests in such cases had fallen.

The number of allegations rose by 70% after Jimmy Savile’s past was widely publicised, but arrests fell by 6% over the same period.

The NSPCC said it was concerned about the difficult choices the police faced.

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