The head of Britain's National crime agency has been appointed to lead an inquiry into a controversial paedophile scandal - that's threatening to draw in senior political figures.

Former residents of a children's care homes in North Wales say they were abused by politicians and businessmen throughout the 1970s and 1980s.

The enquiry will investigate any fresh allegations, and examine the way the police handled the original complaints.

Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports from London.

Source: Al Jazeera