The recently opened Goddard Inquiry into child sex abuse will include lines of investigation specifically targeting Cornwall, it has been revealed.

The Independent Investigation into Child Sexual Abuse, which is being run by New Zealand judge Justice Lovell Goddard, will run an unprecedented 12 lines of investigation simultaneously, including into three local councils, the Anglican and Roman Catholic Churches, and allegations linked to Westminster.

In the scoping document for its investigation into child sexual exploitation by organised networks, the investigation said it will look at "The systematic grooming and sexual abuse of children by groups of offenders in cities and towns of England and Wales, " and would look at "specific instances in places such as Devon and Cornwall, Oxford, Rochdale, Rotherham, and Telford."

It is understood that a separate line of inquiry, into child sexual abuse in residential schools, will also include investigations in Cornwall.