- Two politicians join 22 others named in allegations of abuse in 1980s
- Form part of powerful ring of Westminster paedophiles, it is claimed
- Scotland Yard is investigating allegations made by handful of ‘victims’
- The men, all now adults, say they were routinely abused by politicians
- Cyril Smith and Sir Peter Hayman among those accused of assault
Another two former ministers have been accused of sexually abusing children in the 1980s as part of an alleged ring of Westminster paedophiles.
Their names were given to police investigating claims politicians routinely raped young boys and girls at a number of addresses in the capital 30 years ago.
MP John Mann, who handed a dossier of information to Scotland Yard, was approached by the two new politicians’ alleged victim last week.
They join 22 others named by Mr Mann to police, six of whom are still in Parliament, the Sunday Times reports.
‘Someone has contacted me with some very precise allegations – not just the names but the basis of the allegations – and it is going straight to the police,’ Mr Mann told the newspaper.
‘I have no idea whether it is true or not. All I know is that it is a very precise allegation.’
The alleged victim is the fourth person to have contacted Mr Mann in the past week.
Last week the Labour MP sensationally claimed that two whistle-blowers who threatened to expose the alleged ring of high-placed paedophiles were murdered to keep a lid on the scandal.
He also gave police the address of a flat where, the men say, they were regularly abused as children after being plucked from Lambeth care homes.
The property lay in Dolphin Square, a luxurious apartment complex in Pimlico frequented by Westminster VIPs which has been repeatedly referred to in allegations of abuse at the hands of ministers.
Mr Mann alerted police to allegations of child abuse at the prestigious block in 1989 when he was a Lambeth councillor, but nothing was done.
The two whistleblowers he claims may have been killed are said to have been ready to expose powerful figures preying on teenage boys from children’s care homes in the south London borough.
The information Mr Mann has given police concerns the suspicious deaths of a Lambeth Council caretaker in 1989 and a social worker in 1993 who allegedly threatened to expose a paedophile ring linked to a future minister in Tony Blair’s government.
Earlier, Metropolitan Police said it was investigating claims that a Tory MP strangled a 12-year-old boy.
A Home Office inquiry into the alleged abuse was stunted after Fiona Woolf, a former president of the Law Society, stepped down amid claims she may have a conflict of interest.
Theresa May is now said to be considering a statutory inquiry which will compel people to give evidence.
THE WHISTLEBLOWER: MAN AT CENTRE OF THE INQUIRY
The man at the centre of the Dolphin Square inquiry says he was abused at depraved sex ‘parties’ from the age of seven.
Known only by the pseudonym Nick, he claims to have witnessed horrific acts at the luxury estate in central London between 1975 and 1984.
After being abused by his father, Nick says he was handed to a gang of top Establishment figures. He has described being driven by a chauffeur, along with a terrified 12-year-old boy, to a luxury townhouse where he watched as a Tory MP strangled the other child.
Nick also said he saw a second boy being brutally murdered in front of a Tory Cabinet minister in 1981. A third boy, aged ten or 11, had died in 1979 after being deliberately run over by a member of the paedophile gang in a ‘warning’ to victims not to speak out, he alleges.
He says he was taken to Dolphin Square at least ten times for ‘abuse parties’. He claimed one MP told him to thrash another boy – and ‘sexually punished’ him when he refused.
After receiving counselling he contacted the investigative website Exaro in May, whose investigators described him as ‘intelligent and articulate’, before going to the police.