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Fiona Woolf is to step down as the head of an inquiry into historic child sex abuse, she has told the BBC. She said it had been clear for some time that victims did not have confidence in her, adding that it was time to "get out of the way". Victims' groups had told Home Office officials they were "unanimous" she should quit, citing her social links with ex-Home Secretary Lord Brittan. Home Secretary Theresa May said she had accepted her decision "with regret". "I believe she would have carried out her duties with integrity, impartiality and to the highest standard," she said in a statement. Prime Minister David Cameron had been "absolutely clear" that she could do the job, a No 10 spokesman said. It comes after the first person appointed to lead the inquiry - Baroness Butler-Sloss - stepped down in July after concerns were raised about the fact that her late brother was attorney general during the 1980s.