|Three murders now connected to London VIP homopaedo ring
Detectives are investigating three alleged murders as part of an inquiry into historical child abuse, the Met Police has said.
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Officers made a public appeal for information relating to Dolphin Square estate in Pimlico, south-west London.
Deputy Assistant Commissioner Steve Rodhouse said no confirmed identities or bodies of victims had been found.
Allegations of a paedophile ring involving prominent figures in the 1970s and 1980s are being investigated.
Operation Midland, which is under the umbrella of Operation Fairbank, is one of a number of ongoing inquiries into historical abuse.
'Credible and true'
Detectives said they were also examining whether children were abused at locations across London and including at "military establishments".
The inquiry is also working through historical missing persons reports and unsolved child murders to look for possible links to the case.
However, officers said the search was being hampered by out-of-date records from the past.
Deputy Assistant Commissioner Steve Rodhouse Deputy Assistant Commissioner Steve Rodhouse said no bodies of victims had been found
The appeal has been made as part of Operation Midland, which stems from allegations made by a man known as "Nick", who says he was abused by a paedophile ring including high-profile people from the age of seven to 16.
He has told police he was taken by car to "parties" where he was abused by men, including at least one flat in the Dolphin Square estate.
Asked about the claims, Det Supt Kenny McDonald - who is overseeing Operation Midland - said officers who had spoken to him thought his account was "credible and true".
Det Supt MacDonald appealed for other boys who might have been abused to come forward.
"We are working hard to try to establish the number of boys involved. I would like appeal to those boys to trust me I will support you and do all in my power to bring the abusers to justice," he said.
BBC home affairs correspondent Tom Symonds said it was the first time Operation Midland had confirmed the number of possible murders officers were investigating.
'Very powerful people'
He said the allegations were that three children had been murdered.
The claims also included allegations a child had been run over.
They involved an alleged paedophile ring including "very important people", our correspondent added.
It comes after Nick gave his first broadcast interview last month, telling the BBC his abusers had no hesitation in doing what they wanted.
"Some of them were quite open about who they were. They had no fear at all of being caught, it didn't cross their mind," he said.
The abusers "created fear that penetrated every part of me, day in day out", he added.
"You didn't question what they wanted, you did as they asked without question and the punishments were very severe.
"They were very powerful people and they controlled my life for the next nine years,"
|Homopaedo private school teacher 'as bad as Savile': He abused thousands of Kenyan boys over four decades
A British charity boss who travelled to Kenya to abuse boys could rival Jimmy Savile as one of Britain’s most prolific child-sex offenders, police say.
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Simon Harris, 55, abused ‘thousands’ of street children for years despite being a registered sex offender, a landmark case has revealed.
Yesterday he was found guilty of eight charges of indecent and sexual assault on five homeless Kenyan boys – one of whom was just nine. But police believe the abuse carried out by Harris, who formerly worked as a teacher in a British private school, could have spanned four decades, and the number of victims could be ‘in the thousands’.
A total of 46 Kenyan homeless children testified against Harris, but police say this number is ‘just a drop in the ocean
The boys Harris targeted were subjected to horrific ordeals for hours on end in his luxury Kenyan home. One of his alleged victims – who bravely gave evidence from Kenya via Skype – was so traumatised by his ordeal that he killed himself during the proceedings, a fact that was revealed to the jury only yesterday.
Charities last night demanded to know why Harris – described as a manipulative, predatory and dangerous abuser – was able to travel freely to Kenya. There were also questions over why, despite signing the sex offenders’ register in the 1980s, he was unmonitored there and able to gain access to dozens of vulnerable children.
A serious case review is under way into how he was able to slip through the net of West Mercia Police and social services. Another review will look at whether legislation needs to be tightened over travel bans for sex offenders.
Police had been aware of the former Latin teacher as early as 1989, after reports of inappropriate behaviour towards children at Shebbear College, a boarding school in Devon. He was not prosecuted as parents did not want to put their children through a court case, but his notes would have been kept on record.
He was jailed and placed on the sex offenders’ register for life in 2009 for possession of child pornography. He was also issued with a Foreign Travel Order – which bans sex offenders from travelling abroad. But he is alleged to have overturned this in a magistrates’ court by forging documents from Kenya claiming he could travel.
Between the early 1990s and the spring of 2013, the paedophile spent six months a year in the Kenyan town of Gilgil. He ran a charity called VAE, which helped arrange teaching placements in Kenya for British gap-year students.
Police say Harris used the charity to offer a presentable face to the community. But Birmingham Crown Court heard how he took groups of street boys to his luxurious home in the hills, known as the ‘Green House’.
His victims told how he enticed them with the offer of sweets and food. Once there, he plied them with drugs and alcohol, bathed them and rubbed them in oils before sexually assaulting them, a jury was told. Those he ‘fancied’ would sleep in his bed – unclothed so ‘they would not dirty his sheets’.
One boy told the court Harris threatened to kill him if he ever spoke of the horrific abuse.
HE WAS A BAD PERSON TO ME, SAYS HOMELESS BOY
Known only as ‘the boy in the striped shirt’ to protect his identity, this 11-year-old was sexually assaulted by Harris when he was just nine.
The first street boy to give evidence via Skype in the paedophile’s trial, he described how he was ‘tricked’ into Harris’s bedroom before being raped.
Harris was found guilty of two counts of sexual assault against the child.
Evidence: The young victim
The boy and his younger brother were abandoned by their alcoholic mother at a young age. Fighting for survival, they joined up with a group other street boys, begging and eating from rubbish bins, which is how they came to meet Harris.
According to the boy, they knew Harris as ‘a good white man’ because he gave them juice, bread and biscuits.
But he began to be puzzled by Harris’s kindness and noticed certain boys being selected to stay overnight in his room.
Soon after this, he was picked out. He said he was ‘tricked into the bathroom and bathed by Simon Harris’, who instructed him to sleep on his bed. That night he was raped. ‘I think he was a bad person to me,’ he said. He added that he has not spoken to other street boys about it because ‘it was too painful’.
The boy was rescued by Kenyan homeless charity, Restart Africa, which is dedicated to helping street children and funded entirely by donations. For more information visit www.restartafrica.org
Harris was initially tried in relation to assaults on nine street children – he was acquitted of attacks on four of these children yesterday. But since his trial began in October, 46 alleged victims have come forward, police revealed last night.
Kelvin Lay, the senior investigating officer for the National Crime Agency’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP), said he believed this was ‘just a drop in the ocean’.
‘Harris is among the most prolific child sex offenders I have ever known,’ he said outside court. ‘He hoped that by targeting the most vulnerable children in a rural location in Africa, he would get away with it. Given a culture of extreme taboo regarding homosexuality in Kenya, we think those who have testified is only a very, very small fraction of his total number of victims.’
Mr Lay compared Harris to Savile, saying: ‘I don’t think there is anyone else with this many potential victims out there.’
One witness in the trial, Dan Ndiritu, who runs a Kenyan charity, Restart – which now cares for many of the boys who were allegedly abused – says he reported Harris to Kenyan police ten years ago.
But the offences came to light only when a street child spoke to Channel 4 documentary-makers who were filming in Gilgil last year.
Weeks later an inquiry was launched by West Mercia Police and CEOP. Several more children came forward to complain about Harris and he was charged in July 2013. Harris – who lived in a cottage in Pudleston near Leominster, Herefordshire, before he moved permanently to Gilgil – was charged with additional offences linked to Kenya in October 2013.
Mr Ndiritu told the Daily Mail: ‘I had suspicions for many years. He would pick boys up in his car most days and I would see him smoking bang (cannabis) with them. No one knows how many victims he has, because most boys are too ashamed to talk, but I think there could be thousands. Many were sexually abused several times – they would go back because they wanted food and they wanted money. They felt they didn’t have a choice.’
He added that, tragically, most of these boys are now assaulting younger boys.
Harris was yesterday convicted of three indecent assaults, five sexual assaults and four charges of possessing indecent images of children. He was acquitted of a further ten charges.
The jury failed to reach a verdict on one charge of rape of a nine-year-old. Harris appeared alarmed when some of the ‘not guilty’ verdicts were read out and nodded his head upon hearing ‘guilty’ verdicts. It emerged last night that one young Kenyan man who testified against Harris is believed to have committed suicide during the court case.
Michael Kamondia died on December 7, just days before the jury retired to consider their verdicts. The charge relating to Mr Kamondia’s allegation was withdrawn midway through the trial because of a legal technicality.
Harris also pleaded guilty to six counts of indecent assault against three boys between the ages of 13 and 14 at Shebbear between 1986 and 1989.
The case was adjourned to January 30 for sentencing.
Harris is 'very dangerous sex offender' who may have abused 'many more victims' say police after landmark investigation
Detectives who investigated 55-year-old Simon Harris said it was entirely possible 'many more victims' were preyed upon by the former public school housemaster.
Harris's offending in Kenya stretched over 11 years, between 2002 and 2013.
He was only brought to justice after an investigation by the National Crime Agency and the police force into the former teacher's movements in Kenya, in what is understood to be one of West Mercia's Police most expensive ever criminal inquiries.
The force's Detective Chief Inspector Damian Barrett said: 'There's no doubt he targeted young boys who were living on the streets in Kenya,' said Mr Barrett.
'They had a very poverty-stricken life and he's exploited that vulnerability such that I think they suffered the offending against them because of the benefits they had.'
He added that Harris, who was living in Kenya running gap-year teaching charity VAE, 'created an environment allowing him to groom those around him, enabling him to commit sexual offences. He's a very dangerous individual'.
Police said what made Harris's offending all the worse was that his vulnerable victims were given a choice between a desperately hard life on the streets of the nearby town or going home with their abuser.
Mr Barrett said the victims 'did not like what was taking place' but were 'putting up with the offending' because he would feed and pay the boys for doing chores around his house, and in some cases put them through school - which costs money in Kenya.
Detective Inspector Jon Roberts, who travelled to trace Harris's Kenyan victims, said the former teacher 'deceived friends' and fabricated the cover story of a benevolent charity educator to get what he wanted.
The officer, experienced with child abuse cases, said Harris's method of targeting such vulnerable children had been 'difficult to come to terms with'.
Det Insp Roberts described their abuser as a man who 'not only groomed these children, but ... has lied to his friends about his previous conviction to cover up the abuse he's been meting out'.
He described Harris's charity VAE which brought English students in to teach in deprived Kenyan schools as 'a cover story' and 'part of his grooming process to abuse these children'.
Of the youngsters, Mr Roberts said he observed their gruelling daily existence just to survive life in the shanty town of Gilgil 'living in the gutter, in shop doorways and sleeping rough'.
'These aren't just the most vulnerable children in Africa, they are some of the most vulnerable children in the world and that's difficult to come to terms with,' he added.
BRAVE YOUNGSTER WHO CLAIMED HE WAS ALSO ABUSED BY HARRIS TRAGICALLY TOOK HIS OWN LIFE DURING COURT CASE, TRIAL HEARS
A brave young Kenyan man who testified against one of Britain's most prolific sex offenders is believed to have taken his own life during the court case.
It emerged that towards the end of Harris' trial that one of the original complainants in the case, Michael Kamondia, had taken his own life.
Mr Kamondia had been among several boys and young men described as incredibly brave by police officers after testifying across a 6,500-mile live video link from Kenya earlier in the eight-week trial.
He died on December 7, just days before the Birmingham Crown Court jury retired to consider verdicts, the Crown Prosecution Service said.
The charge relating to Mr Kamondia's allegation that he was raped by Harris as a 15-year-old had appeared on the original trial indictment but was withdrawn after a legal technicality emerged over the time allowed in English law for when such accusations can be dealt with by a British court.
However, Mr Kamondia's testimony itself was not withdrawn as evidence, as it was considered a material part of both the prosecution and defence case.
Case judge Philip Parker QC described the man's death as 'very sad'.
Detective Inspector Jon Roberts, of West Mercia Police, was the officer tasked with going to Kenya to make contact with potential witnesses and complainants.
He described how difficult it had been for British officers just to establish trust with the boys in a culture where the subject of the sex offending is considered highly taboo, and where relations between the street children and local police were dire.
|VIP homopaedo networks 'shut down police investigations which got too close', retired cops claim
Almost 30 former detectives have turned whistleblower in an online forum to expose how undercover operations were suddenly “canned” by powerful figures
Homopaedo ring included cops and a string of lawyers.
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High-level probes into VIP paedophile networks were shut down as police closed in on a number of powerful figures, former officers claim.
In an extraordinary development, detectives have turned whistleblower to expose how undercover operations were suddenly “canned”.
Almost 30 officers have been venting their anger online – heaping pressure on the probe by Scotland Yard and the Government into widespread claims of historic sexual abuse.
One former officer called Jim wrote: “This is about kids being raped by those in power that included politicians of all sorts.
“It goes to the very heart of our establishment.”
The allegations surfaced during a four-month investigation by the Exaro news website into a secret members-only chat forum used by former and serving Metropolitan Police officers.
Use of the locked forum is vetted so that only people who have worked in or closely alongside the force can join or see the discussions.
Along with the officers and a sixth man – a government worker who signed the Official Secrets Act – a further 11 policemen claimed colleagues had told them of similar cover-ups.
One, who said his investigation into a paedophile ring was shut down, claimed: “As the operation expanded up the greasy pole of high society, the job got canned.”
We have protected the identities of the whistleblowers – some of whom claim that surveillance officers watching a paedophile ring even led them to fellow officers and a string of lawyers.
An officer with two decades of service claimed his crime squad at a station in central London was shut down because it got too close to the establishment.
And a retired sergeant with 30 years’ service said evidence of abuse from a notorious care home was “destroyed” and a detective on the case was discredited by “corrupt politicians”, “corrupt high-
ranking officers” and “religious people”.
A government worker using the false name Jonathan claimed: “The cover-up began in 1985 when operations were closed for no apparent reason except prominent persons were allegedly involved, and again in 1990 and again over the North Wales child abuse.
“Successive governments continued the practice, so don’t hold your breath that anything will change any time soon.”
The web discussions began in July after an officer posted newspaper claims, by child protection campaigner Chris Fay, that there had been a cover-up.
Mr Fay, of the now-defunct National Association of Young People in Care, said he was warned off claims surrounding Elm Guest House in Barnes, South West London – the alleged VIP boys brothel.
Responding to claims that Mr Fay was threatened at gunpoint, an officer known as Samantha, who had jobs including surveillance during a 27-year career, said: “I believe it. I know of instances where Special Branch crossed boundaries any police officer would find abhorrent.
“They did feel the rules didn’t apply to them. I and others have seen and heard or been present when things have been glossed over, hidden or destroyed.”
A policeman called Matthew wrote to another officer: “Dave, I don’t know if you were on 8 Tactical Support Group when we did the surveillance op on the paedophile ring but all we were following were lawyers and police officers. Oddly as the op expanded up the greasy pole of high society the job got canned.”
The axed probe took place in the late 1980s and was in a spin-off from Operation Circus, a Met investigation into the abuse of vulnerable boys lured from the so-called Chicken Rack – an area near Piccadilly Circus Tube station.
In August, a claim emerged from Bob, another retired sergeant with 30 years’ service. He cites a quashed probe into a care home mentioned in the Press in connection with alleged abuse by VIPs.
He wrote: “My position is from first-hand, knowing what the government and high ranking officers did to a DC who possessed solid evidence. They destroyed the poor fella, all evidence was destroyed or disappeared. Yes, it involved the care home we are all reading about.”
In October, former detective constable Stevie claimed: “In the 90s a middle-class paedo ring was uncovered at KF (Newham police station). It linked into a massive undercover paedo job run by (police officer’s name removed). The UC found it went to Cabinet level and four years of work was pulled overnight.”
A total of 11 officers who say they heard second or third-hand of cover-ups make a series of similar allegations, including the existence of a secret file dating to the 1960s of abuse claims against a celebrity recently linked to alleged historic abuse.
And it was claimed Special Branch shut down an operation linking high-placed establishment figures with abuse in 1986 or 1987, destroying all evidence.
Officers claim Operation Hedgerow – a probe which saw a barrister, a company director and others jailed over widespread abuse of vulnerable boys in 1989 – had “got very close to Parliament”.
They also claimed Operation Ore, which snared child porn perverts through credit card payments to sick websites in the early 2000s, had its “wings clipped”.
In a discussion thread in July, a Met officer called Dale wrote: “About time Op Ore was resurrected. It was squashed due to political pressure. A good time to bring it back. Should ruffle feathers.”
Frank, who served in the Met before moving to the US, added: “Op Ore had its wings clipped from the beginning. It’s time to remove political interference.”
Adam, in the Met for 30 years, replied: “Hedgerow might be more interesting, got very close to Parliament.”
The Met Police declined to comment last night.
|Two undercover cops abused former child actor at guest house 'used by VIP homopaedo ring'
Two former cops are being investigated over claims they sexually abused a former child actor at a guesthouse allegedly frequented by VIPs and politicians, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.
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Lee Towsey claims two undercover officers, who were themselves investigating abuse claims, sexually assaulted him at the Elm Guest House in South-West London.
The guesthouse is at the centre of a police investigation looking into allegations that young boys were abused by Westminster politicians, judges, pop stars and a member of the Royal household.
The new revelation comes amid a flood of serious allegations, including that police covered up the name of an MP who abused a child at the former guesthouse.
Earlier this month, Home Secretary Theresa May described claims that MPs murdered and abused children at an exclusive block of flats as ‘the tip of the iceberg’.
In an interview with The Mail on Sunday in April, Mr Towsey said he had sex with two officers who were gaining intelligence on the guesthouse prior to the June 1982 raid.
Mr Towsey worked as a masseur at the guesthouse but was 16 at the time of the offences, which was under the age of homosexual consent then. He said: ‘The first came in April and I had sex with him.
‘He turned out to be one of the officers who later raided the house.
‘He came back about three weeks later and hired a room. He stayed two nights and on the second night his partner stayed too.
‘I ended up having sex with them. Afterwards they asked me “how much” and I told them that they were not clients and I felt insulted they wanted to pay me.’
Mr Towsey, who appeared in Grange Hill and Doctor Who, was taken to Richmond police station after the raid, where, he claims, he saw the second officer. Metropolitan Police detectives launched the investigation after Mr Towsey reported the allegations to police in early 2013. It referred the matter the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), but the watchdog decided not to investigate and sent the case back to the Met.
The Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards is now leading the investigation, Operation Yvonne, into the former officers, who were police constables at the time of the alleged offence.
Scotland Yard has refused to release their names.
After the raid the guesthouse owners, Harry and Carole Kasir, were convicted of keeping a disorderly house and having obscene videos. They were given a two-year suspended sentence and fined £1,000.
Mr Towsey’s lawyer said police had now asked his client to provide a further statement about the claims. Nigel Fisher, of Fletcher Day solicitors, said: ‘We are pleased police have now officially launched an investigation into the events.
‘It is an important step in taking Lee’s case further. Police have asked Lee to give a further statement which he is doing in the next couple of weeks.’
Operation Yvonne is the latest off-shoot from Operation Fernbridge, which is looking into claims children were abused at the former guest house, which is now a row of flats.Police have already confirmed the disgraced former Liberal MP Sir Cyril Smith, who Mr Towsey said was one of his clients, was a visitor.
Police are probing allegations VIPs preyed on boys who were brought to the guesthouse in Rocks Lane, Barnes, from a nearby children’s home.
It has also been suggested that police or security services covered up the name of a politician who allegedly abused a child taken into custody the night of the raid.
A social worker who was at the police station claimed details of the boy’s account were left out of his police statement.
It's vital the role of the police is examined
The social worker said that the boy had spoken of a man called ‘Uncle XXXXX’ and that the man worked ‘at the big houses’ – the Houses of Parliament.
However references to both ‘Uncle XXXXX’ and the Houses of Parliament were left out of what should have been a verbatim account of his statement.
Simon Danczuk MP, who spoke to Mr Towsey after it emerged that Cyril Smith was a regular visitor to the guesthouse, said: ‘These latest allegations are very worrying and suggest that the awful experiences young lads had to endure there were compounded by a botched police investigation.
‘If we’re going to uncover the truth of what happened at Elm Guest House it’s vital that the role of the police in investigating these criminal activities is examined thoroughly.’
As well as Operation Fernbridge, the Met has a number of active investigations into VIP-related child abuse ongoing.
Operation Fairbank is looking into claims a paedophile ring had links to Westminster, while Operation Midland is looking into explosive claims boys were abused and even killed by Conservative politicians at Dolphin Square, a block of flats in Pimlico, London.
The Home Office, which came under fire for losing a dossier of alleged abuses given by Geoffrey Dickens to former Home Secretary Leon Brittan in 1983, is conducting a public inquiry into historic abuse.
A Met police spokesman said: ‘We can confirm that allegations of historical sexual abuse against two former officers, alleged to have taken place in the 1980s, were passed to the IPCC for its consideration. It referred the matter back to the Met for local department of professional standards investigation.’
A spokesman for the IPCC said a senior investigator assessed the available information and decided the force should continue with its own investigation. The spokesman said: ‘We asked the force to refer the matter again if any evidence was found that may merit this decision being reconsidered.’
... and new probe launched into child sex abuse at Jonathan King disco
A police probe into a celebrity paedophile ring, which led to the convictions of pop mogul Jonathan King and DJ Chris Denning, has been sensationally reopened, the Mail on Sunday can reveal.
An independent report into Surrey Police’s high-profile investigation into the Walton Hop disco has found the original operation did not fully explore all lines of inquiry.
Surrey’s Operation Arundel, which ran for six years from 2000, centred on the disco in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey where King and Chris Denning picked up victims in the 1970s and 80s
Visitors to the disco are understood to have included a string of celebrities – including pop stars and famous TV personalities.
King, 70, ex-Radio 1 star Chris Denning, 73, and Robert Randall, a DJ at the disco, were prosecuted. Several well-known figures were arrested but not charged, including TV presenter Matthew Kelly and former Bay City Rollers manager Tam Paton.
Now it can be revealed that an independent report by Merseyside Police to ‘establish whether there were any further investigative lines of enquiry’ identified a number of actions, which Surrey Police said they ‘are now progressing’. The new operation, codenamed Ravine, will draw on information from the Metropolitan Police’s Operation Yewtree.
Last month, Yewtree detectives secured the conviction of Denning on 40 charges against boys aged from nine to 16 in the 1970s and 1980s. He is due to be sentenced next week.
No arrests have been made and police have asked anyone with information to come forward.
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|SNP activist 'killed over VIP homopaedo abuse files'
A FIREBRAND SNP activist who died in mysterious circumstances was to expose a paedophile ring that would have brought down the Government, it was claimed last night.
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Only 11 MPs out of 650 turn up for debate on Westminster homopaedo rings
Willie McRae was said to have discovered child abuse by cabinet ministers and other leading members of the establishment on both sides of the Border. Shortly before his death he was seen photocopying a dossier of names in case something should happen to him.
The copies are understood to have been posted to a number of close associates. Despite a lengthy inquiry, the Sunday Express has been unable to establish whether any copies of the alleged dossier are still in existence.
McRae never went public with his allegations as he was found shot dead in his car off a remote road in Wester Ross on April 6, 1985.
Some maintain he was murdered by the security services over his opposition to plans to dump nuclear waste in Scotland, while others have said he was silenced by drug smugglers.
Significantly, however, his death also fits the timeline of recent claims about Westminster perverts and a massive police cover-up of child abuse and murder in the early 1980s.
His death also came just months after the late Tory MP Geoffrey Dickens handed his own infamous paedophile dossier to then Home Secretary Leon Brittan – only for it to be lost or destroyed by Home Office officials.
Fionna Borders, whose late husband James was a barrister involved in a number of child abuse cases, said she was convinced that McRae was on the verge of “shaking the establishment” to the core when he lost his life.
Mrs Borders said she learned of McRae’s dossier from former police officer turned private investigator Iain Fraser, who died only a few weeks ago.
A close friend of McRae’s who had an office in the same building on Bath Street in Glasgow, Mr Fraser was hired to spy on his “bosom buddy” in 1985 by an anonymous client.
Mrs Borders said: “Willie McRae got that information, and being the kind of man he was, he could not just sit on it. Unfortunately he spoke of the list to somebody he should not have which was his downfall.
“It is easy to sound like a conspiracy theorist – but at times conspiracy theories are proven true.
“Why not stage a car accident, his Volvo wrapped around a tree? God knows that has been done in the past. No. It was made to look like suicide – except, of course, it wasn’t.
“It was a message to leave matters well alone, and those in the know took it just as it was intended.”
Another source close to Mr Fraser said he had learned of the existence of the alleged dossier from a member of staff in Mr McRae’s office.
Some years ago, McRae was linked with another document describing a network of high-ranking Scottish paedophiles – dubbed The Untouchables – based on the deathbed confession of child abuser James Gallogley. But this dossier was dismissed as a hoax.
Earlier this month, it emerged that Police Scotland has set up a team of detectives to investigate claims of child abuse involving the late Solicitor General Sir Nicholas Fairbairn MP and other high-ranking Scottish legal figures from the same era.
Mrs Borders said she believed McRae’s dossier named powerful men from both sides of the Border, and he was “well on his way” to going public.
Before leaving Glasgow for his cottage near Kintail, Wester Ross, the 62-year-old showed a briefcase of documents to a friend, PC Donald Morrison, and told him: “I’ve got them this time.”
However, despite phoning ahead to ask for the fire to be lit, he never made it to his destination.
Instead, his body was found the next morning off the A87, with a bullet wound to his head. A gun was near the car leading to the suicide verdict.
His briefcase or the documents it contained have never been found.
Mrs Borders added: “McRae had worked so hard to expose this disgusting cancer. He knew it was dangerous which is why he made the back-up copies – not that anything has ever come of them.
“He had been due to leave Glasgow much earlier than he did, but his tyres had been slashed. That’s not something that’s widely known.
“In those days nobody wanted to be on the Highland roads at night. There was nothing open after 9pm. Yet he only headed up the road at 6.30pm knowing it would take him until late to reach his destination. The only reason is somebody made sure he would be alone on the roads.”
Calls for a public inquiry have been unsuccessful despite the fact the gun had been fired twice and was found some distance from the car.
Furthermore, although McRae was not wearing gloves, there were no fingerprints on the firearm.
Just a few months after McRae’s death, Geoffrey Dickens spoke in the House of Commons about the dangers he had faced due to his attempt to expose powerful paedophiles.
He said: “Honourable Members will understand that where big money is involved and as important names came into my possession so the threats began. First, I received threatening phone calls followed by two burglaries at my London home.
“Then, more seriously, my name appeared on a multi-killer’s hit list.”
Dickens died in 1995 and his investigation was forgotten until the Jimmy Savile scandal led to a renewed interest in historic abuse.
Meanwhile, the retired policeman who was the last person to see Willie McRae alive last night said he too believed the solicitor had uncovered evidence about a powerful paedophile ring.
I now strongly believe he had in his possession a list of names that could have brought down individuals if not establishment
Donald Morrison, last person to see McRae alive
Donald Morrison spoke to McRae in Glasgow shortly before he set off for the Highlands on the day of his death and noticed a briefcase full of documents in his maroon Volvo.
The briefcase has never been found and Mr Morrison said that for many years he believed the would-be politician had unearthed evidence about illegal nuclear waste at Dounreay.
However, he said he is now adamant the real reason for his death was that he was planning to expose a child abuse network operating at the highest level.
He said: “At the end of the day he was not done in for trying to stop the dumping of nuclear waste.
“I think he was in possession of secret information about Cyril Smith and others.
“Special Branch had removed information from police files down south to do with Smith and they just disappeared. There is a similarity here to Willie McRae’s death.
“The two people who were following him gave a statement to what was then the Northern Constabulary and those statements have gone missing too.”
Mr Morrison said he believed McRae may have first heard of the ring from his friend Lord Mountbatten, the Queen’s cousin who was killed by the IRA in 1979, or from somebody linked to him.
McRae had been Lord Mountbatten’s aide-de-camp in India, when he was a young lieutenant-commander in the Royal Indian Navy.
However he first came upon the information, Mr Morrison said McRae would have carried out his own detailed investigation before preparing to go public with it. He added that he learned through colleagues that Strathclyde Police had been made aware of documents “which could be dangerous to the Government” in McRae’s office.
In light of the recent exposes about MPs and other high profile individuals, Mr Morrison sensed the information must have concerned child sexual abuse.
He added: “It will be 30 years since Willie McRae’s death in April and there has never been an inquiry into his death.
“Willie’s brother, who was a doctor in Edinburgh, did not wish to have an inquiry at the time because their mother was still alive and they did not want the fact Willie was gay to come out.
“I now strongly believe he had in his possession a list of names that could have brought down individuals if not establishments”
Official government documents relating to McRae’s death would normally be released by the National Archives under the ‘30-year rule’ in January.
|Thatcher masonic henchman Whitelaw behind cover up of VIP homopaedo abuse ring
Whitelaw with Thatcher in 1964
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Detectives are investigating claims that former Conservative Home Secretary William Whitelaw ordered police to drop an investigation into a VIP paedophile ring.
Whitelaw allegedly told a senior Metropolitan Police boss to quash a year-long investigation into a gang accused of abusing 40 children, the youngest of whom was six.
The alleged intervention came in 1980 after a newspaper revealed the country’s chief prosecutor was considering 350 offences against the gang, including allegations it ‘obtained young boys for politicians, prominent lawyers and film stars’.
The report, published on July 7 that year in the Evening News – a daily London newspaper – revealed police had passed evidence to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and that up to 12 men could face trial for procuring boys and sexual assault.
Jeff Edwards, the journalist who wrote the story, claims that just days after it was published he was summoned by police to an interview and threatened with prosecution under the Official Secrets Act.
Mr Edwards also claims his source, a serving police officer, was disciplined and fined six months’ wages for leaking the story.
He also says he was told by his police source that Whitelaw called a senior police boss and told him to halt the inquiry.
Mr Edwards said: ‘My source told me the Home Secretary had spoken to a senior Met Police boss and demanded action was taken to make sure nothing more was printed about the affair and that the investigation be dropped.’
Edwards spoke to senior detectives working on the Met’s Operation Midland about the incident, but the Met would not confirm this. Midland was set up last month to investigate sensational claims that boys were murdered and abused by Conservative politicians at parties held in Dolphin Square, an upmarket block of flats close to Westminster popular with MPs, in the 1980s.
Mr Edwards said he had been invited to give a statement to detectives in the next few weeks and hopes to give evidence to the upcoming Home Office inquiry into historic sexual abuse.
Last night, campaigning MP Simon Danczuk described the allegations as ‘a breakthrough’ in the Westminster child abuse scandal and suggested it was strong evidence there was a paedophile network operating at the heart of the Establishment.
The article from newspaper archives, provides a fresh line of inquiry for police probing claims a paedophile network with links to Westminster.
It revealed six officers in a special unit were conducting the operation from Arbour Square police station in East London. Police had taken statements from 40 youngsters, it said, and established the gang had links between London and Liverpool.
It said 12 children in Liverpool from schools for the ‘educationally subnormal’ had given police information. Mr Edwards told The Mail on Sunday his police contact, an experienced detective sergeant who was part of the Arbour Square team, told him when the story broke it ‘caused an eruption at the top in Scotland Yard’.
‘My friend told me the anti-corruption squad, then known as A10, had been told to carry out an urgent investigation about how this matter had got in the press,’ he said.
‘He told me he had been threatened with demotion. Within a day or two I was summoned to the anti-corruption branch HQ at Tintagel House in Vauxhall [South London]. At the end of the interview, which went on for two hours, I was told I could be in breach of the Official Secrets Act and the matter would be formally reported to the DPP to consider whether I should be prosecuted.’
Mr Edwards, who is president of the Crime Reporters Association and was chief crime correspondent on The Mirror, said he heard nothing more from police or the DPP. Scotland Yard were asked whether Mr Edwards’s police source, who is now in his 80s and in a care home, was disciplined. It refused to answer questions and claimed it was ‘unable to pursue such historical inquiries’. The Crown Prosecution Service said there was not enough information in Mr Edwards’s article to search DPP records.
Viscount Whitelaw, who was Deputy Prime Minister in Margaret Thatcher’s government from 1979 to 1988, died in 1999. Mr Edwards’s claims come amid a flurry of allegations politicians were involved in a VIP paedophile ring.
Operation Midland was started after a man came forward to say he witnessed a Tory MP murder a boy at a party. The man also claimed that a different Tory MP watched as a boy was sexually abused.
The Met’s Operation Fernbridge is looking into claims that politicians, lawyers and pop stars abused children at the Elm Guest House in Barnes, South-West London, in the 1980s. Police have confirmed disgraced former Liberal Democrat MP Sir Cyril Smith was a visitor and this year The Mail on Sunday interviewed a boy he abused.
Last night, Mr Danczuk said: ‘This is the strongest evidence yet that there was a paedophile network operating at the heart of the Establishment. The fact we now know hundreds of child abuse offences linked to politicians and other prominent people were being examined by the DPP is a breakthrough.
‘That Cabinet Ministers and police helped shut this investigation down through collusion and cover-up is something the Government’s child sex abuse inquiry must look at.’
|Elite London school head dismissed complaints about USA homopaedo William Vahey abusing 60+ boys
The headmaster of an elite London school where the US paedophile William Vahey abused more than 60 boys dismissed a complaint about his worrying conduct on a field trip as “unfair pressure” by “vindictive parents”, an independent report in to his criminality has revealed.
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After an eight-month inquiry into the sex abuse scandal at Southbank International school in London, where Vahey worked from 2009 to 2013, the senior barristerHugh Davies QC concluded Vahey’s systematic abuse was the result of serious failures and “straightforward errors” by the leadership at the £25,000-a-year school.
Vahey drugged teenage boys with sedatives secreted in Oreo cookies and soft drinks while on school trips to places such as Jordan, Nepal and India as recently 2013.
In less than four years he went on 17 school trips and set up his own travel club. He offered to look after the “ill” children he had dosed, moving them to different rooms and abusing them.
He killed himself in March after hundreds of photographs of his victims were found on his computer. The case has devastated the school community, which includes many international business and diplomatic families.
The report was commissioned by Sir Chris Woodhead, the former chief inspector of schools in England and head of Ofsted. Woodhead is now the chairman of Southbank International’s board.
In a damning report seen by the Guardian, Davies found the headmaster and deputy head, who have now left, had received four separate complaints about Vahey’s suspicious conduct but did not report them to local authority child protection experts.
Davies said “a clear pattern of intrinsically inappropriate conduct” emerged from teachers, pupils and parents that was sufficient for Vahey to have been stopped, but that did not happen.
“Vahey’s conduct on trips, most particularly his altering of accommodation arrangements, was manifestly inappropriate,” Davies said. “Teachers surely must know this should not happen. It should accordingly have been reported, recorded and fully investigated at the time.”
When reports were made to the school’s leaders, their response was “objectively inadequate” and the reporting procedures were incoherent, he said.
Davies’s report comes as Scotland Yard and the FBI continue to investigate Vahey’s abuse in the UK and abroad. He taught in schools from Indonesia to Venezuela.
Davies’s findings will be made available to the child protection expert Dame Moira Gibb, who is conducting a statutory serious case review into the scandal.
Davies found that during one trip Vahey urged colleagues not to tell parents that several boys had fallen ill. He also made inappropriate comments to students, which a parent later reported to the then headmaster, Terry Hedger.
According to Davies’s report, Hedger told Vahey he would not be going on a subsequent trip as a result, but did not tell the school board or its owner, Cognita, about the incident.
In fact he sought to reassure Vahey, who sent an angry email complaining the decision could undermine his reputation.
Hedger emailed to say “my intention is to ensure that your fine reputation and standing in the community are maintained”. In a later text message he told Vahey not to worry and explained that “some vindictive parents have found a way to put unfair pressure on the teachers”.
Davies asked Hedger about this last remark, to which he said: “My response does not read well, although I imagine that I was merely trying to placate Vahey. I do not know what I meant by my reference to ‘vindictive parents’.” They were certainly not vindictive, he added.
A parent of a child who believes they may have been abused by Vahey, said on Wednesday that they were shocked by the remark.
“It sends a message that you are not allowed to complain or you will be labelled unfairly,” the parent said. “The culture of the school was that these things would be handled in-house and Vahey knew it was a lax environment. Chris Woodhead and the school board were ultimately responsible, but I don’t see their roles reflected in this report.”
Asked to comment on the severe criticism of the school, Woodhead said: “Perhaps our teachers could have registered more quickly that this man was not behaving in a way that was, for want of a better word, normal.
“The signs of a potential paedophile, everyone in the teaching profession needs to know about … It is a dreadful, appalling thing that has happened to Southbank. But the publicity that has been generated, if it does raise awareness in other schools, amongst other teachers, that is of course a good thing.”
The Guardian was unable to reach Hedger or the deputy headmaster for comment before publication.
After one trip, a teacher reported to the deputy head that Vahey had moved a pupil who had become unwell to another room without consulting anyone.
It shocked the other teachers, and when challenged Vahey went into a “horrible, creepy” defensive “overdrive”, the teacher said.
The teacher later told the deputy head that Vahey’s behaviour had been strange, to which he replied: “Maybe he’s just missing being a father figure.”
He said he would speak to Vahey but did not. He concluded the student had got home “well and safe” and “that was the end of the matter”.
On another trip a teacher briefed all staff, including Vahey, not to alter accommodation, but that did not stop the predator. Once the trip had begun, a student became unwell at night and Vahey told the other teachers “to go to bed and that he would keep an eye [on the student]”.
Vahey was “adamant” and “aggressive” and the teacher was so worried that they tried to reach the deputy head by phone. Unable to do so, they decided to stay up all night to keep watch on Vahey.
Back at school the teacher, who was “quite shaky” as a result of Vahey’s behaviour, went to see the deputy head, who did nothing, Davies found.
“Given the facts and the real level of concern of the reporting teachers, I find the conclusions of the deputy principal and outcome extraordinary,” Davies said.
After Vahey’s suicide, a litany of other disturbing behaviour emerged from staff. On one trip, he “suggested to students a wholly inappropriate game of a sexual nature” and insisted on having keys to the children’s rooms and administering medication.
Scotland Yard has established the game was made known to another teacher, but it was never reported to the school management.
Around the time of a trip another teacher witnessed him give “a highly explicit and inappropriate sex education class”, including a graphic account of male homosexual sex, but this again was not reported.
After his death, students told a teacher Vahey had regularly slapped their backsides and kept a key to all their rooms, and that they had joked about him being a paedophile. They also told a teacher Vahey tickled students to wake them up, whipped sheets off their beds and insisted they sleep in just their underpants, Davies found. This again was not reported to school management.
When one student became unwell, Vahey altered the accommodation arrangements and an adult not working for the school was observed leaving a student’s room. A member of school staff on the trip is believed to have witnessed this, but once again, it was not reported.
It was, Davies concludes, “a deeply disturbing but distinctive pattern of events”.
Davies said students and parents had suffered emotions “of an enduring and damaging nature” and that decision-makers at the school, looking back on signs that were not identified or reported, were “traumatised by their roles”.
“The inspirational teacher, with an idiosyncratic approach to lessons and proven ability to organise adventurous foreign trips, was in fact an accomplished and cynical criminal,” he concluded.
The parents’ reaction
When news broke in April that William Vahey had been abusing children at the Southbank International school in London, it plunged parents and children into a terrible dilemma.
Vahey’s criminal method involved knocking his victims out with sedatives before molesting them and photographing them for his own record. Some would later recall feeling unwell before bedtime, others would feel unwell in the morning, but there was no evidence that anyone ever recalled the abuse itself. The question for families was “should we find out?”.
Scotland Yard detectives working with the FBI on what became an international investigation established from images on Vahey’s computer that about 60 boys from the school were identifiable as victims. The police and social workers made themselves available to anyone who wanted to find out if they were affected.
“Even if they find my son in the photos, I would rather not find out and just forget about it,” one mother said in April.
Since then, according to sources among the families, the “vast majority” of those whose children may have been abused have opted out of discovering if that was indeed the case.
The parent of one boy said: “He doesn’t want to meet the police. He’s not sure what they will tell him, and there is another thing where [some boys] are worried about whether they were targetted because Vahey thought they were gay.”
“It seems very few families have opted in,” the parent said. “They are thinking we have gone this long, in some cases four years, without knowing so why find out now?”
Another source familiar with the families’ reactions said: “Part of the psychological reaction to such a terrible crime has been to try and make it go away … Many seemed to be saying ‘stop telling us about it, the man is dead’. Rather than ‘let’s find out what happened’, the intuitive reaction was to say ‘well, the boys didn’t know it happened’.”
The unwillingness to confront the question of who has been victimised is partly down to the fact that “Vahey groomed the parents as much as he groomed the children,” one well-placed source said.
He ran meetings for the parents before the trips which built up trust.
“The parents are struggling as much as the children,” the source said. “He seemed very confident and there were slideshows when the kids came back. “There was an air of openness. We assumed the vetting had been done. We were duped.”
|Case of dead boy linked to VIP homopaedo ring to be reopened
Vishal (left) and his father Vishambar Mehrotra
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Detectives are considering reopening the case of a dead boy whose disappearance in London has been linked to a VIP paedophile ring.
Police have contacted the family of Vishal Mehrotra, nine, who was abducted as he walked home to Putney on the day of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer’s wedding in 1981.
Officers say they are re-examining and collecting details on the case and may reopen the inquiry.
Detectives from Sussex, where Vishal’s body was found almost a year after he went missing, are also understood to be liaising with the Scotland Yard squad investigating allegations of child murders by a Westminster-based VIP paedophile ring.
A member of Vishal’s family, who did not want to be named, said: “The police have told us that they are collecting all the information on the case and they may consider reopening the case. We do not have very high expectations of the police but if something comes out of this then it will be a good thing.”
Vishal’s father Vishambar, a former magistrate, has said he was called by a male prostitute who told him the boy was taken to the notorious Elm Guest House in Barnes to be abused by “highly placed” paedophiles.
Mr Mehrotra claims he had given police a tape of the conversation but they had done nothing.
In another development, Yard detectives have told the family of a missing boy that he may be one of three children allegedly murdered by prominent VIPs.
Martin Allen, son of the Australian high commissioner’s chauffeur, went missing in 1979, aged 15 .
He vanished on his way from King’s Cross to his Kensington home and police fear he may have been abducted by a man while on a Tube train.
Today his brother Kevin, 51, said he had been called by Det Chief Insp Diane Tudway of the Met Police to say that she was investigating whether Martin’s disappearance was linked to the alleged VIP case.
The Met has launched Operation Midland to examine claims that three murders were linked to allegations of child abuse in the Seventies and Eighties.
A man known only as Nick, who said he was abused by MPs and other Establishment figures, has alleged that he saw three boys being murdered by the paedophile network. He claims that he saw one boy being strangled by a Conservative MP. The Met said it could not comment.
Sussex Police said in a statement: “The investigation has not been re-opened but we spoke last week to Vishal’s father and agreed to carry out a further review to see whether there may be any new investigative opportunities.
“In carrying out our further review we will of course remain in contact with the Metropolitan Police, with whom we worked closely on the original investigation.”
|Retired Scotland Yard detectives back up claims that homopaedo MPs murdered boys at sex orgies
The former cops first investigated the allegations more than 30 years ago - and they have now provided
testimony to the Yard's new probe
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Tory toxic troll warns of worse to come following VIP homopaedo abuse allegations is just the "tip of the iceberg
Homopaedo politicians at Westminster murdered young boys at sex orgies, say two former Scotland Yard detectives.
The retired officers who first investigated the allegations more than 30 years ago have provided explosive testimony to the Yard’s new probe.
The pair have made written statements to the Met Police about the VIP network which they claim was known as The Untouchables because they were too powerful to bring to justice.
It is believed the ex-cops – one of them Special Branch – told the current inquiry that they were ordered NOT to investigate the group.
Their dramatic new evidence appears to corroborate claims by a victim known as Nick that he witnessed a young boy being murdered by an MP.
The former Special Branch officer told police: “There was a significant paedophile group in Parliament who were untouchable to the police.”
The two former policemen came forward at the same time to present their shocking new claims before the Met announced they had launched a homicide investigation.
The statement from the Yard was a significant development in the scandal which threatens to expose murders and child abuse at the heart of Government.
Last week the Sunday People and the Exaro investigation website revealed that detectives from the Met Police’s paedophile unit had already received chilling testimony from a witness who says he saw an MP kill a boy in front of him.
The evidence from the two ex-policemen seems to lend weight to Nick’s shocking testimony.
Campaigning Labour MP Tom Watson, who has led calls for a full-scale inquiry, said yesterday: “These allegations show the investigation is gathering even more momentum.
“These are serious allegations that cannot be ignored. It is not only witnesses who are coming forward – it’s police as well.
“I would urge any other officers from the time to come forward to the Met and give their evidence.
“They may have been reticent in the past but now is the time to share their experiences. With their help, we may finally be able to uncover terrible injustices.”
The two policemen have alleged to detectives from Operation Fairbank – set up to investigate historical child abuse – about the existence of the sinister group.
They said their efforts to expose an evil network at the heart of the Establishment were thwarted.
The two officers have also provided information about the identities of VIP members of the paedophile ring. Among their claims is new information about disgraced former MP Cyril Smith.
The new testimony backs up the Sunday People’s reports earlier this year that Smith, who died four years ago aged 82, was linked to a wider network.
We revealed the Rochdale MP was a regular visitor to the infamous Elm Guest House in south-west London.
Now the two former officers have told police that Smith was part of the gang of “Untouchables” they were not allowed to investigate.
Further testimony from the two officers also links Jimmy Savile to the Westminster paedophile ring.
The BBC star presenter was unmasked as a serial child-sex pervert after hundreds of victims came forward following his death at the age of 84 in 2011.
But this is the first time testimony has surfaced linking Savile to Establishment homopaedo's.
Last week retired magistrate Vishambar Mehrotra came forward with his own fears about a Westminster homopaedo ring. Mr Mehrotra’s eight-year-old son Vishal disappeared in 1981.
Mr Mehrotra says he was contacted by a male prostitute who claimed the lad may have been murdered by “highly placed” paedophiles linked to Elm Guest House. Mr Mehrotra recorded the conversation but when he took it to police no action was taken.
He added: “At that time I trusted the police. But when nothing happened, I became confused and concerned.
“Now it is clear to me that there has been a huge cover-up. There is no doubt in my mind.”
Their new claims come after Exaro and the Sunday People revealed last week that the Met was investigating an allegation that a young boy was murdered by a Conservative MP during a sickening sex attack.
The allegation is that the boy was one of three killed by the network of MP and VIP homopaedo's.
Detectives are hoping to see whether the two former officers can help to corroborate the account of an abuse survivor known as Nick who says he witnessed three separate murders of boys by members of the paedo network more than three decades ago.
This has led to Operation Midland under the Fairbank umbrella, which is investigating Nick’s allegations of murders and child sex abuse.
The Met has confirmed that Operation Midland is investigating “possible homicide” along with historical allegations of child sex abuse.
Deputy head of MI5 Peter Hayman Accused: Sir Peter Hayman, ex-deputy director of MI6, has been linked to the Westminster paedophile network
Nick passed to Exaro and the Met the names of 12 people in the “Westminster paedophile network” who sexually abused him.
They include three former Conservative MPs, one who was a minister, and an ex-Labour MP.
Sir Peter Hayman, former deputy director of the Secret Intelligence Service MI6, is among the 12, although Nick initially thought that he was an MP because he mixed with politicians at Westminster’s Dolphin Square luxury apartment block and other locations.
Nick does not know the names of other guests.
Detectives on Operation Midland are planning to compile a series of pictures of associates of those named to see whether he can identify any of them.
|Homopaedo orgies in luxury flats and claims three boys were murdered by VIPs
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Top Tory MP invited paedo business consultant to House of Commons for lunch meetings
The growing stench of a cover-up by the Establishment .
The sick perverted fuckers running Britain to this day. Ask any heterosexual man who has faced the UK's
judicial mafia in divorce courts and the twisted look on their smug faces as they DESTROY them
while stealing their entire estate and children placed into care homes for these
evil bastards to abuse.
The claim was as clear as it was chilling: behind the genteel façade of one of London’s most famous apartment blocks, children faced abuse on an industrial scale.
Every weekend, groups of vulnerable boys from local care homes were being smuggled to an address in Dolphin Square, Pimlico. There, after being plied with alcohol, they suffered sickening sexual assaults.
The homopaedo ring orchestrating these crimes had, over time, come to believe it enjoyed immunity, a whistle-blower told police at the time.
After all, members were said to include a cross-section of Britain’s most influential politicians.
‘I had been specifically told that we were dealing with Conservative MPs,’ that whistle-blower, John Mann, recalled to me this week. ‘That’s one of the things which stood out for me.
‘Another was how violent it sounded. There was talk of dogs being involved and beatings. I would describe it as quite awful; the sort of thing you don’t easily forget.’
Mann, who is now a prominent Labour MP, originally stumbled across claims of abuse at Dolphin Square in 1988, when he was an ambitious young councillor in the South London borough of Lambeth.
At the time, he was leading an inquiry into endemic corruption in the Left-wing council’s housing department, where millions of pounds of taxpayer money was being syphoned to crooked building contractors.
‘The whole place was rotten to the core,’ he recalls. ‘I was leading a team of three or four employees looking into it. The scale of corruption was enormous. It involved criminal gangs. Two of our sources were drivers for [the Krays’ gangster rival] Charlie Richardson.’
During the course of this 18-month investigation, Mann had, however, uncovered evidence of a very different sort of organised crime: that a shady group linked to the building fraud was also running child sex rackets.
‘My team was getting tip-offs about all sorts of things,’ he says. ‘But this particular one was very precise. We were told that young boys from Lambeth care homes were being recruited as rent boys. Many went to Dolphin Square.
‘We were told this by several sources. It was very specific: there were sex parties there, and they involved Tory MPs.’
Liberal MP Cyril Smith (now dead and another depraved pervert KNIGHTED by the queen)
Initially, Mann says he ‘couldn’t work out what to do’ with this information, since ‘sex crimes weren’t something we were supposed to be investigating’.
But soon, realising the gravity of the situation, he decided to call a meeting with two officers from Streatham police station in South London.
‘I told them everything, and they promised to look closely into it,’ he says.
So far, so straightforward. But three months later, Mann heard a knock on the door of his office on South Lambeth Road. It was the two policemen. They apologised, but told me they had been forced to close their entire investigation,’ Mann recalls.
‘They’d been forced to drop it. Pressure had come from on high in the police service. There was nothing they could do about it. They were very unhappy.’
With that, the Dolphin Square child sex scandal of 1988 was brushed under the carpet.
And there it might very well have remained were it not for an extraordinary series of events which began at exactly 12.06pm last Friday.
That was when the Metropolitan Police issued a press release revealing that it has launched an inquiry, ‘possible homicide’, linked to an establishment paedophile ring believed to have operated at Dolphin Square and other locations 30 years ago.
News of the inquiry, Operation Midland, came as an alleged victim, known as ‘Nick,’ gave two harrowing interviews detailing his ordeal at the hands of ‘very powerful people’ who ‘controlled my life for … nine years’.
Speaking to the BBC, ‘Nick’ told how he was originally ‘handed over’ to the group by his own father, an active paedophile, in the late 1970s.
‘They created fear that penetrated every part of me,’ he said. ‘I’ve never experienced pain like it. I hope I never do again.’
The group was ‘very organised’ and included leading members of the judiciary, military, and security services, along with politicians. It would hire chauffeurs to pick up victims and ferry them to sex parties or ‘sessions’.
The group would hire chauffeurs to pick up victims and ferry them to sex parties
Peter Hayman (now dead and another depraved pervert KNIGHTED by the queen) was a former diplomat
prominent in the Paedophile Information Exchange)
After several hours of carousing, the ‘sessions’ would descend into ‘private time’, where ‘you’d have to perform various sexual things, but it would always culminate in being raped’.
On occasion, events took an even darker turn. For in an interview with Exaro, an investigative website, ‘Nick’ made the extraordinary claim that in addition to abusing victims, the gang had killed at least three of them.
He recalled seeing one small boy murdered in the presence of a former Tory Cabinet Minister, and another asphyxiated by a Conservative MP at a central London townhouse.
‘I watched while that happened. I am not sure how I got out of that,’ he said.
The third murder is said to have occurred in broad daylight on a street in South-West London in 1979, when a member of the group deliberately ran over and killed a boy aged between 11 and 12.
‘Nick,’ who claims to have visited Dolphin Square on at least ten occasions (and recalls its ‘dimly-lit, musty corridors’), has supplied Operation Midland with a written account of his ordeal and been interviewed extensively by investigators, passing them names of the Tory MP and the Cabinet Minister.
He has also identified a third abuser, Sir Peter Hayman, a former diplomat prominent in the Paedophile Information Exchange, a pro-paedophile lobby group endorsed at the time by the National Council for Civil Liberties, run by the future Labour grandees Harriet Harman, Jack Dromey and Patricia Hewitt.
The three boys identified by ‘Nick’ are doubtless not the only alleged victims now on Operation Midland’s radar.
On Wednesday, for example, the father of Vishal Mehrotra, an eight-year-old boy murdered in the 1980s, went public with the claim that his son also died at the hands of a Westminster paedophile ring.
Vishambar Mehrotra, a retired magistrate, told the Daily Telegraph how he received an anonymous phone call following his son’s disappearance on a Putney street in July 1981.
It purportedly came from a male prostitute who believed Vishal had been taken to Elm Guest House, a gay brothel in nearby Barnes allegedly frequented by high-profile sex offenders, including several figures now implicated in the Dolphin Square scandal.
At the time, Mr Mehrotra passed a 15-minute tape recording of the call to detectives, but claims they never properly investigated the allegation.
Part of Vishal’s body was found in woodland in West Sussex in February 1982. His legs, pelvis and lower spine were missing, along with his outer clothes and Superman underpants.
‘Now it is clear to me that there has been a huge cover-up,’ Mr Mehrotra said. ‘There is no doubt in my mind.’
The very idea that grown men might have killed small boys for sexual gratification might sound outlandish, but it’s not without precedent.
In a notorious 1989 court case, Sidney Cooke and three other members of a paedophile gang dubbed The Dirty Dozen were convicted of killing 14-year-old Jason Swift, who had been gang-raped.
Cooke was later implicated by one of his co-accused in that case, Leslie Bailey, of having also been involved in the 1984 abduction, rape and killing of seven-year-old Mark Tildesley, although only Bailey was eventually charged, having pleaded guilty to Mark’s manslaughter.
Police are believed to have tried recently (without success) to persuade the now 87-year-old Cooke to assist with recent inquiries. He is understood to have refused to help, and is not believed to have had personal links with MPs, judges or other VIPs.
Wherever they lead, this week’s developments will, nonetheless, add weight to claims — first aired by the Labour MP Tom Watson in October 2012 — that a ‘powerful paedophile network’ with links to Parliament operated with impunity in the 1970s and 1980s, using friends in high places to stay ahead of the law.
A string of prominent figures from all three major parties have so far been implicated in the scandal, most notably Cyril Smith, the Lib Dem MP for Rochdale, and Sir Peter Morrison, Margaret Thatcher’s private secretary.
The former Home Secretary Leon Brittan, has, meanwhile, been accused of ignoring or burying a dossier, given to him by the Tory MP Geoffrey Dickens in 1983, which named eight MPs as members of the sex ring. He denies the allegation.
Over the past year, I have devoted much of my time to investigating these child sex scandals, along with others involving the Paedophile Information Exchange, the Labour peer Lord Janner, and the Tory backbencher Sir Nicholas Fairbairn.
While a definitive ‘smoking gun’ is yet to emerge, the surprising number of parallels between the cases, and the weight of evidence to support the often-outlandish claims at their centre, leaves me in little doubt that some sort of Establishment paedophile ring existed in Britain in the 1970s and 1980s. And it seems increasingly likely many of its members were protected by the security services.
With this in mind, three police investigations are duly underway: Operation Midland, Operation Fernbridge (focusing on Elm Guest House) and Operation Fairbank (looking at political figures). A fourth, Operation Cayacos, is scrutinising the late Peter Righton, an influential social worker and convicted paedophile.
A source with knowledge of their progress told me this week that investigators currently believe Establishment paedophiles used flats at Dolphin Square as a ‘dropping-off point’ for young prostitutes.
‘Kids were brought there, and often partied there, but were sometimes also ferried to the Dorchester, or the Ritz, or addresses in central London,’ he said.
‘They were like lumps of meat in the back of a car. It [Dolphin Square] was a very convenient, and discreet, dropping-off point.’
The vast complex of 1,250 flats on a 7.5-acre plot close to the Thames was built in 1937 to provide homes for individuals its developers described as ‘notable in public life or society’.
Past tenants include the Far-Right political leader Oswald Mosley, Harold Wilson, Christine Keeler and Princess Anne, who (after moving out) allegedly claimed to be tired of ‘nosy neighbours, noisy traffic and the sight of hookers plying their trade nearby’.
By the late 1980s, it housed 51 MPs, 16 peers, 12 generals and six admirals. More recently, such noted Parliamentarians as William Hague, Alastair Darling, Malcolm Rifkind, Menzies Campbell and Mo Mowlam called it home.
Dolphin Square, just a few hundred metres along the Thames from Parliament, has always contained its own shops, restaurants and leisure facilities, but — unusually — was not gated, meaning outsiders could come and go. Some of its units could also be rented on short-term lets, making them perfect for non-residents to hold decadent parties or conduct fleeting affairs.
Intriguing in light of recent events is the fact that in 1994, a small-circulation magazine called Scallywag published a lengthy article detailing rumours that politicians had been abusing children at Dolphin Square for 20 years.
‘We often have underage boys wandering around, totally lost, asking for a particular flat,’ a source there purportedly told it.
Scallywag was, however, the very opposite of a reliable source. It had achieved notoriety in 1993 after being sued by the Prime Minister John Major for reporting entirely fictitious rumours that he’d had an affair with a Downing Street caterer.
Its coverage of Dolphin Square was also riven with factual errors. Indeed, it centred on the entirely false premise that a paedophile ring was being run there by the late former Tory treasurer Lord McAlpine.
Only one source was named for this very serious allegation: a former care home resident called Steve Messham.
In 2012, the same Mr Messham resurfaced on BBC Newsnight. He again alleged that he had been abused by a ‘senior political figure’, who was later identified on social media as Lord McAlpine, only to realise — after being shown a photograph of the Conservative peer two days later — that it was a case of mistaken identity.
The ensuing controversy saw the BBC pay £185,000 in damages, and led to the resignation of its new director-general George Entwistle.
All of which neatly illustrates the difficulty of separating truth from fantasy when dealing with historic sex abuse, along with the scale of
the challenge now facing investigators if they are to assemble sufficient evidence to secure any convictions.
The testimony of ‘Nick’ provides another case in point. A professional man, who has no criminal record or apparent mental health issues, he is considered a trustworthy witness.
However, there is at present no physical or documentary evidence to back up many crucial aspects of his story about the Dolphin Square sex ring (I have searched in vain, for example, for contemporary newspaper articles about a small boy being mown down on a London street in broad daylight).
Neither are the police believed to have found anyone capable of providing reliable testimony that corroborates many of ‘Nick’s’ claims.
This fact may explain why the BBC have (unlike the news website Exaro) so far held back from broadcasting some of the more explosive aspects of his story, including suggestions that he witnessed murders carried out by senior Tories.
It may also explain why the police chose so publicly to announce their murder investigation — believing, perhaps, that media coverage might be a good way to persuade other victims to come forward.
After all these years, attempting to substantiate even vague details of Labour MP John Mann’s tale is equally difficult. Only two members of the small team who worked with him at Lambeth are still believed to be alive. The location of one, Hayley Graham, is currently unknown, but this week I tracked the other, Jack Organ, to Almeira in Southern Spain.
Here, the 73-year-old retiree lives with his wife Paula Strudwick, who coincidentally is a former dominatrix who in 1997 made headlines after telling the News of the World about her lengthy affair with the Tory minister Jonathan Aitken.
Organ told me that in September he was contacted by police officers from London working on the Dolphin Square sex inquiry. However, he was unable to offer them much help.
‘I remember rumours of abuse, involving homosexuality in Lambeth children’s homes. There was talk of important people being involved. But it was hard to pin down anything specific.
‘The police were searching for hard evidence. They offered to come and see me if I had any. I just can’t remember the sort of details they are after.’
Time will tell whether other lines of inquiry yield more fruit. The tragedy, of course, is that if police had mounted a thorough investigation 30 years ago and these allegations had been tested in court, the fate of ‘Nick’ and so many other young men is likely to have been very different.
That is why it is vital this new investigation is utterly rigorous. Only then will Dolphin Square finally give up its secrets.
|Media D notice ‘gagged' over bid to report MP homopaedo abuses
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The security services are facing questions over the cover-up of a Westminster paedophile ring as it emerged that files relating to official requests for media blackouts in the early 1980s were destroyed.
Two newspaper executives have told the Observer that their publications were issued with D-notices – warnings not to publish intelligence that might damage national security – when they sought to report on allegations of a powerful group of men engaging in child sex abuse in 1984. One executive said he had been accosted in his office by 15 uniformed and two non-uniformed police over a dossier on Westminster paedophiles passed to him by the former Labour cabinet minister Barbara Castle.
The other said that his newspaper had received a D-notice when a reporter sought to write about a police investigation into Elm Guest House, in southwest London, where a group of high-profile paedophiles was said to have operated and may have killed a child. Now it has emerged that these claims are impossible to verify or discount because the D-notice archives for that period “are not complete”.
Officials running the D-notice system, which works closely with MI5 and MI6 and the Ministry of Defence, said that files “going back beyond 20 years are not complete because files are reviewed and correspondence of a routine nature with no historical significance destroyed”.
The spokesman added: “I cannot believe that past D-notice secretaries would have countenanced the destruction of any key documents. I can only repeat that while any attempted cover-up of this incident might have been attributed to a D-notice the truth would be that it was not.”
Theresa May, home secretary, this month told the Commons that an official review into whether there had been a cover-up of the Home Office’s handling of child-abuse allegations in the 1980s had returned a verdict of “not proven”. The review, by Peter Wanless, the chief executive of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, was prompted by the discovery that 114 Home Office files related to child abuse in the 1980s had gone missing.
On Saturday night the Labour MP for Rochdale, Simon Danczuk, whose book Smile for the Camera exposed the child sex abuse of the late Liberal MP Cyril Smith, said it was a matter of deep concern that D-notice correspondence had also disappeared, presumed destroyed. D-notices to media outlets are rare, with just five sent in 2009 and 10 in 2010, according to a freedom of information response from Air Vice-Marshal Andrew Vallance, secretary of the defence, press and broadcasting advisory committee, which oversees the system.
Danczuk said: “There are clearly questions to be answered as to why these documents were destroyed. They issue very few of them – where was the need to destroy correspondence?
“It feels like just another example of key documents from that period going missing. We need to know more about what has happened. The journalists who have said that D-notices were issued are respected people with no reason to lie.”
The two journalists, Don Hale, the former editor of the Bury Messenger, and Hilton Tims, news editor of the Surrey Comet between 1980 and 1988, both recall their publications being issued with D-notices around 1984. Tims, a veteran of the Daily Mail and BBC, where he was head of publicity for the launch of colour TV, said that his chief reporter had informed him that a D-notice had been issued to him after he tried to report on a police investigation into events at Elm Guest House, where Smith is said to have been a regular visitor.
Tims, 82, said: “One of the reporters on routine calls to the police learned that there was something going down at the guest house in Barnes. It was paedophilia, although that wasn’t the fashionable phrase at the time, it was ‘knocking up young boys’, or something like that.
“The reporter was told that there were a number of high-profile people involved and they were getting boys from a care home in the Richmond area. So I put someone on to it, the chief reporter I think, to make inquiries. It was the following day that we had a D-notice slapped on us; the reporter came over and told me. It was the only time in my career.”
Hale, who was awarded an OBE for his successful campaign to overturn the murder conviction of Stephen Downing, a victim of one of the longest-known miscarriages of justice, said he was issued with a D-notice when editor of the Bury Messenger. He had been given a file by Castle, by then an MEP, which had details of a Home Office investigation into allegations made by the Tory MP Geoffrey Dickens of the existence of a Westminster paedophile ring. The files contained the name of 16 MPs said to be involved and another 40 who were supportive of the goals of the Paedophile Information Exchange, which sought to reduce the age of consent.
Hale said he asked the Home Office for guidance on the dossier and the progress of the investigation but was stonewalled.
Hale said: “Then shortly after Cyril Smith bullied his way into my office. I thought he was going to punch me. He was sweating and aggressive and wanted to take the files away, saying it was a load of nonsense and that Barbara Castle just had a bee in her bonnet about homosexuals. I refused to give him the files.
“The very next day two non-uniformed officers, about 15 uniformed officers and another non-uniformed person, who didn’t introduce himself, came to the office waving a D-notice and said that I would be damaging national security if I reported on the file.”
A spokesman for the D-notice system said: “If Don Hale was ‘served’ with anything purporting to be a ‘D-notice’, it was quite obviously a fabrication.”
|Notorious homopaedo gang 'could have covered up 17 child murders linked to VIP guest house'
The detective who led the investigation into Britain's most notorious child abusers has claimed there could be another 17 unsolved murders at the hands of the brutal gang.
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Former Scotland Yard detective Roger Stoodley also believes investigation files relating to the group - which abducted, abused and murdered children during the 1980s - could contain vital evidence about a VIP paedophile ring which allegedly abused boys at a London guest house.
Under Operation Orchid, Mr Stoodley helped expose the murders of three children by a gang of paedophiles, of which fairground worker Sidney Cooke was one of the ringleaders.
The victims were Jason Swift, 14, six-year-old Barry Lewis and Mark Tildesley, seven.
A former detective says there could be 17 unsolved murders linked to a group of child killers including Sidney Cooke and that the investigation could hold evidence about a paedophile ring which allegedly abused boys at Elm Guest House .
But detectives believed at the time that as many as 17 other abductions and murders were connected to the notorious gang.
Mr Stoodley said detectives worked on the premise that there were 20 victims involved in Cooke's gang, but that only three were established.
'It seems unbelievable but we were told there may have been twenty paedophile murders,' he said. 'We proved there were three and there may have been more. There are potentially 17 unsolved murders.'
Detectives at the time also investigated links between Cooke's group and the Elm Guest House in Barnes - where it is alleged politicians and other VIPs attacked and abused children - but could not find a link.
Scotland Yard last week launched a new probe into the possibility of murders linked to the guest house, which is at the centre of the inquiry into the establishment paedophile conspiracy.
Mr Stoodley told the Times: 'The Orchid files - if they still exist - could hold the key to renewed concerns over the handling of police investigations into two child abductions.
'Elm Guest House came up in our inquiry but it was not within our remit at the time. It is in our system but we could not establish a link with Cooke.'
Vishal Mehrotra's father Vishambar has claimed his son was abducted, abused and murdered by a Westminster VIP paedophile ring which he says was linked to the guest house
Mr Stoodley believes the connection may have been through Leonard Smith, one of Cooke’s accomplices, who may have been a male prostitute at Elm Guest House.
He said: 'We had reason to believe he could have gone there in the past, but Smith would never cooperate with us. He refused to speak. He would always just say "no comment". And he is dead now.'
He added: 'The lot we put away were dirty, disgusting individuals. I don’t think their paths would ever have crossed with those visiting Elm Guest House because they moved in different circles.'
Yesterday, the families of eight-year-old Vishal Mehrotra, who was abducted and murdered in 1981, and Martin Allen, 15, who disappeared in 1979, called on the Metropolitan Police to see whether the two rings are connected.
Mehrotra, 69, a retired magistrate, said a male prostitute told him that Vishal was taken to the Elm Guest House where high-profile abusers attacked children.
There are potentially 17 unsolved murders
Mr Mehota recorded the conversation but when he presented police with the evidence, Scotland Yard ‘pooh poohed’ it and failed to investigate, he alleged.
The skull and several rib bones of Vishal were discovered in 1982 by pigeon shooters in remote marshland at Durford Abbey Farm, at Rogate, close to the Hampshire-West Sussex border.
Vishal, from Putney, south-west London, had vanished while shopping with his nanny and sister on July 29, 1981 - the same day Lady Diana Spencer and the Prince of Wales were married.
In June 1982, four months after Vishal's remains were found, police raided the Elm Guest House and it was widely reported at the time that the raids were linked to the boy's disappearance.
Mr Stoodley said the disappearances of Vishal and Martin 'matched the modus operandi' of Cooke and his associates.
Cooke's gang worked by luring boys away while they were walking on their own. They also groomed them for abuse.
Operation Orchid, which was wound up shortly after Mr Stoodley retired in 1992, resulted in Cooke serving two life sentences for sexual abuse.
Meanwhile, detective Jackie Malton, who worked on the original case, told the Daily Telegraph she had a feeling of 'misuse of power' during her time at Scotland Yard.
Miss Malton, a former detective chief inspector and the inspiration for the Prime Suspect TV drama series, said: 'There is clear evidence that something was happening at that guest house.
'If nothing has been done about it in retrospect, then Mr Mehrotra is right. Either the police disbelieved it, or they covered it up one way or another.
'I do remember that the officers were highly passionate about the Mehrotra case, but for some reason we never managed to get anywhere.'
She added: 'There was also a strong sense of the power of Parliament and of politicians. It was very much a case of 'Do as you are told.'
The new probe into the guest house was triggered after another victim came forward alleging to have witnessed the murder of three boys, including one who was allegedly strangled by a Conservative MP during a sex game.
The Metropolitan Police announced last week that it is investigating the possibility of murders linked to the Elm Guest House.
Allegations of a VIP paedophile ring 30 years ago are being investigated by Scotland Yard through Operation Fairbank, launched two years.
Operation Fairbank started in response to information passed on by MP Tom Watson, who used Prime Minister's Questions in 2012 to air claims that there was a paedophile ring with links to No 10.
The late Liberal MP Cyril Smith is one public figure widely alleged to have abused children from Grafton Close at the Elm Guest House.
As well as Elm Guest House, some of the abuse allegedly took place at flats in Dolphin Square, Pimlico, where some politicians had London homes.
A spokesman for the force said it would not give a 'running commentary' on the inquiries.
LEADER OF THE DIRTY DOZEN: SIDNEY COOKE AND HIS PAEDOPHILE RING
Sidney Cooke, a former fairground worker, earned his reputation as one of the country's most notorious paedophiles when he was a leading member of a gang that operated from a flat in Hackney, east London.
The gang, known as the Dirty Dozen, hired out rent boys or snatched children off the streets before subjecting them to abuse and sexual torture.
Cooke - known as 'Hissing Sid' - was released from jail in April 1999, after serving nine years for the murder of 14-year-old rent boy Jason Swift in 1985.
But, after his release, he was immediately taken into voluntary custody for his own safety.
Detectives, convinced he was responsible for other similar unsolved crimes, kept his file open.
Within months Cooke, now aged 87, was accused of abusing two teenage brothers he befriended while working on fairgrounds more than 30 years ago.
In an unexpected move at Manchester Crown Court, Cooke suddenly changed his plea to guilty and admitted ten offences against the youngsters and subsequently received two life sentences.
Four charges of rape, a further three of indecent assault and one of buggery were left on the court file.
Cooke was convicted for Jason Swift's murder alonside Leslie Bailey, Robert Oliver and Steven Barrell.
Bailey was convicted in 1992 of the manslaughter of seven-year-old Mark Tildesley who was raped in Cooke's caravan while visiting a fairground near Wokingham, Berkshire, in 1984.
Bailey was also convicted of the murder of Barry Lewis, six, who was abducted in June 1991 before being sexually abused by up to eight men.
Cooke is still in jail. Bailey was murdered in his prison cell in 1993 and Oliver was reported to be living in a bail hostel in Guildford, Surrey. The whereabouts of Barrell are unknown.
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The father of an eight-year-old boy murdered in the 1980s claims that his son may have died at the hands of a Westminster paedophile ring - and that Scotland Yard helped “cover up” the crime.
Vishambar Mehrotra, a retired magistrate, recorded a male prostitute saying in a telephone call that his son may have been abducted and taken to a now notorious guesthouse in 1981.
He took the recording to police at the time but claims they refused to investigate an allegation implicating “judges and politicians”. Mr Mehrotra said it had been a “huge cover-up”.
The Metropolitan Police announced last week that they were investigating possible murders linked to the Elm Guest House in Barnes, south-west London. The new inquiry began when an alleged victim came forward claiming to have witnessed three boys being killed, including one allegedly strangled by a Conservative MP during a depraved sex game.
He claimed that high-profile paedophiles abused children at locations in London in the 1970s and 1980s.
Mr Mehrotra’s son Vishal was abducted as he walked home to Putney after watching the Prince of Wales and Diana Spencer ride to their wedding in a carriage on July 29 1981.
He had gone ahead of other family members for the last few hundred yards. He was last seen less than a mile from the guesthouse.
Mr Mehrotra claims he received an anonymous call from a male prostitute in the months following. A man he guessed to be in his 20s told him Vishal may have been abducted by “highly placed” paedophiles operating from the Elm Guest House, Mr Mehrotra said.
He told The Telegraph: “I was contacted by a young man who seemed to be in his 20s. He told me he believed Vishal may have been taken by paedophiles in the Elm Guest House near Barnes Common.
“He said there were very highly placed people there. He talked about judges and politicians who were abusing little boys.” Mr Mehrotra, a solicitor who was a JP at Wimbledon magistrates’ court until retiring in 2006, claims the man said he had already informed police about activities at the guesthouse, but had received no response.
He added: “I recorded the whole 15-minute conversation and took it to police. But instead of investigating it, they just pooh-poohed it and I never heard anything about the tape again. The whole thing went cold.
“At that time I trusted the police. But when nothing happened, I became confused and concerned.
“Now it is clear to me that there has been a huge cover up. There is no doubt in my mind.”
In February 1982, part of Vishal’s skeleton was found in woodland in West Sussex. There was no trace of his legs, pelvis or lower spine, nor of his outer clothes, his sleeveless vest or his Superman underpants.
At the inquest into his death, the West Sussex coroner Mark Calvert Lee recorded an open verdict but said “foul play” was likely.
Police said 20,000 people had been interviewed, half of them in nearby Putney, and 6,000 properties checked.
Mr Mehrotra, now 69 and living in West Molesey near Hampton Court, said he had “hardly been contacted” by police in the intervening years.
He said he had not been spoken to in recent months despite the alleged witness reporting the murder of three boys at the time Vishal vanished.
Mr Mehrotra said: “This guesthouse was right next to where Vishal disappeared. There were predatory people there who were taking young boys and abusing them.
“It seems to me that it all adds up, so I can’t understand why the police have again failed to get in contact with me. I think the revelations of Savile and others in recent months have opened up a Pandora’s box. Hopefully everything will all come out soon.”
In June 1982, four months after Vishal’s remains were found, police raided the Elm Guest House.
Dozens of men were questioned, reportedly including at least 30 who were prominent in public life and business. It was widely reported at the time that the raids were linked to Vishal’s disappearance. The Times reported that the investigation had included the disappearance of another boy, Martin Allen, 15, missing since Guy Fawkes Night, 1979, whose body has never been discovered. The son of the chauffeur to the Australian High Commissioner, he was last seen waving goodbye to a school friend at King’s Cross Underground station.
Police at the time dismissed the reports as “nonsense”. Soon afterwards, lawyers acting on behalf of the guesthouse threatened newspapers with legal action if they continued reporting on its alleged activities.
Martin’s brother said on Tuesday that police should reopen the investigation into the teenager’s disappearance. Kevin Allen, 51, said he had always suspected a cover-up after police told him all the case files had been lost in a freak flood.
He said: “I think it’s a new lead. Anything to ensure these people don’t get away with it. I think there are powerful forces involved in this. Years ago I was warned by a policeman that if I looked too deep into this then I might get hurt. I’ve never forgotten that.
“We have barely heard anything for 20 years, but there are other missing cases where the police barely stopped looking.
“My dad died never knowing what happened to Martin. We would love to have an answer for my mother before she passes away.”
In May 1983, as police wound up the inquiry into Vishal Mehrotra’s death, Carole and Harry Kasir, the owners of the Elm Guest House were fined £1,000 each and given suspended nine-month sentences at the Old Bailey for “running a disorderly house”. They were found not guilty of living off immoral earnings and having obscene films.
Five years later Carole told child protection officers that children from the council-run Grafton Close Children’s Home had been supplied to the brothel. She provided names of people who had frequented the guesthouse.
The Liberal MP Cyril Smith, now dead, has been widely alleged to have abused children from Grafton Close at The Elm.
At an inquest into her death in 1990, members of The National Association of Young People in Care said that Kasir had lived in fear of her life since the hotel was exposed. Christopher Fay said: “The reasons for her death are all tied up in this child pornography ring at the hotel.
“She was hounded and harassed by police and security services. She knew all the top people who had been involved in the ring at the hotel.”
Scotland Yard launched Operation Fairbank two years ago to look into suggestions that high profile political figures had been involved.
Officers have set up a new strand of the inquiry, Operation Midland, after being passed information about the three alleged murders.
The allegations emerged when a man in his 40s came forward claiming to have been one of around 15 boys who were abused by a powerful paedophile network 30 years ago.
Some of the abuse allegedly took place at flats in the Dolphin Square development in Pimlico, where a number of politicians have had London homes.
According to the man, a 12-year-old boy was strangled by a Conservative MP at a town house in front of other victims.
On another occasion, a boy of around 10 was deliberately run down and killed by a car being driven by one of his abusers, the man claimed.
The Attorney General on Tuesday said he would back an investigation into the allegations if there was evidence to support the claims. Jeremy Wright, speaking in the Commons, said: “My view is that the Crown Prosecution Service should pursue cases where the evidence exists to wherever the evidence leads, and that is regardless of the position held by the person being investigated.
“And if evidence is brought to light to justify such an investigation, I would expect it to be carried out.”
A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said the force would not comment on an ongoing investigation.
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A victim of the VIP paedophile abuse scandal claims he saw a Conservative MP murder a young boy at one of their sick orgies.
Detectives are investigating three murders linked to the child sex ring, it was reported last night, days after the Metropolitan Police revealed they had launched a probe into a killing connected to the historical abuse.
A victim of the sickening sex parties says he was in the same room as a boy, aged 12, was strangled by a Tory MP.
The boy, known as Nick, told the Sunday People: 'I watched while that happened. I am not sure how I got out of that. Whether I will ever know why I survived, I am not sure.'
Now a grown man, he has also told detectives that he saw a 10 or 11-year-old deliberately run over by a car.
As well as this, Nick claims he saw two unknown men murder a third boy in front of another MP 18 months later.
Nick said that he and another abuse victim were taken in a chauffeur-driven car to a luxury townhouse in central London 'to be sexually abused by powerful men'.
Still traumatised by the harrowing events, he gave a graphic description to police of what took place inside the building.
He said: 'The MP was particularly nasty, even among the group of people who sexually abused me and others. I still find it difficult to talk about these incidents after all these years.'
Nick also told detectives about the death of another boy during a sexual assault in front of a Conservative minister - different to the one involved in the first killing.
Nick says his father handed him over to the VIP abusers at Dolphin Square in Pimlico, near the Houses of Parliament, as well as other London locations.
Dolphin Square was last week named as one of the locations where abuse was carried out by powerful individuals.
He says he was raped over and over again by the minister, who also sexually assaulted other boys who were younger than 14 years old.
His claims are being investigated by police under Operation Midland, part of Operation Fairbank - the large scale investigation into allegations of abuse by high-placed public figures.
A statement from the Metropolitan Police said: 'Detectives from the child abuse investigation command are working closely with colleagues from homicide and major crime concerning this information.'
HOW THE PAEDOPHILE SCANDALS MUSHROOMED
September and October 2012: Jimmy Savile abuse scandal breaks.
October 2012: Labour MP Tom Watson claims at Prime Minister’s Questions there is ‘clear intelligence suggesting a powerful paedophile network linked to Parliament and No 10’ and that a ‘senior aide to a former prime minister’ had links to a child sex gang member.
November 2012: Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk uses parliamentary privilege to claim Cyril Smith sexually abused boys.
November 2012: The CPS reveals it considered Smith allegations in 1970, 1998 and 1999. It admits Smith should have been prosecuted.
December 2012: Operation Fairbank set up to examine allegations that VIPs, including politicians, abused young men at Elm Guest House in Barnes, south-west London, in the 1970s and 1980s .
February 2013: Operation Fernbridge begins investigating the alleged paedophile ring linked to Elm Guest House. The Mail reveals Peter Hatton-Bornshin – allegedly abused there as a teenager – killed himself in 1994, aged 28.
December 2013: Ex-Labour MP Lord Janner’s home searched by police investigating historical child sex abuse. He is not arrested.
June 2014: Lord Janner’s Westminster offices searched by police. Again, he is not arrested.
July 3, 2014: It emerges Tory MP Geoffrey Dickens’ dossier on suspected Establishment paedophiles – sent to then Home Secretary Leon Brittan in 1983 – disappeared. But the Home Office could find no record of it, fuelling claims of a cover-up. Lord Brittan amends his story twice over his dealings with the original document.
July 5, 2014: More than ten current and former politicians reported to be on list of alleged child abusers held by police investigating Westminster paedophile ring claims. The Mail reveals the Establishment protected diplomat Sir Peter Hayman, a member of the Paedophile Information Exchange, when police found child porn at his flat in 1978.
July 6, 2014: Home Office permanent secretary Mark Sedwill reveals 114 files relating to historical allegations of child sex abuse, 1979 to 1999, have disappeared from the department.
July 7, 2014: Home Secretary Theresa May asks NSPCC’s Peter Wanless to head inquiry into Home Office handling of historical sex abuse cases. She also announces overarching inquiry. Chairman Baroness Butler-Sloss is forced to step down amid questions over the role played by her late brother, Lord Havers, who was attorney general in the 1980s.
October 2014: Replacement Fiona Woolf resigns amid criticism over her ‘Establishment links’, most notably in relation to Lord Brittan.
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