A further independent investigation will be carried out into the events which culminated with the resignation of two of Bury Council’s most senior officers.
It will examine the role that elected councillors and officers may have played during a historic child safeguarding matter.
The investigation will be carried out by Charles Bourne QC, who wrote the second of two reports into the safeguarding issue that culminated in the resignations of Mike Owen, the council’s chief executive, and Mark Carriline, its executive director for children, young people and culture.
The move was agreed unanimously by councillors at an emergency council meeting last night (Thursday 20 July).
Councillor Rishi Shori, leader of Bury Council, said: “Since I became leader in 2016, I have been determined to get at the truth surrounding this matter, and to get the facts out into the open so that the public knew what had gone on and who was responsible