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Two more former ministers accused of sexually abusing children 30 years ago in alleged Westminster paedophile ring

Published December 28, 2014 by JS2
  • 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.

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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.

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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.

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EXCLUSIVE: MPs face sex abuse arrest!

Published November 30, 2014 by JS2

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Labour’s John Mann, who has campaigned to uncover details of a Westminster ­paedophile ring operating in the 1970s and 80s, said he ­expected police to swoop in the New Year.

The news came as it emerged former policemen who have ­investigated the abuse network have been warned they could be arrested for breaching the ­Official Secrets Act if they speak out now.

There are calls for the ­retired officers to be given an ­amnesty from prosecution if they reveal what they know.

We can reveal that ex-Special Branch detective Tony Robinson says he received warnings about repeating facts relating to ­disgraced Liberal MP Cyril Smith and over his monitoring of other politicians.

Tony, 81, now retired and in poor health, said he was “shocked and surprised” by warnings from his old bosses at Lancashire ­Police.

He said they told him his ­knowledge was still protected by the Official Secrets Act (OSA), adding that he should not speak to the media.

Tony, who retired more than 20 years ago, said: “I took this call from a man at my old HQ telling me not to speak about things from years ago.

“I could hardly believe it.

“They have not been in touch for years and then to threaten me or point out that I am still covered by the OSA was ridiculous.

“The whole incident has stressed me out – I’m not well and can’t be doing with all this.”

Tony was the officer who found Cyril Smith’s prosecution files “deliberately hidden” in a ­Special Branch safe in Preston in the early 1970s.

Smith, who died in 2010, had been accused of ­numerous sex offences against children over decades.

Records of incidents were allegedly covered up.

Smith was never charged ­despite several police probes.

Last night Mr Mann, MP for ­Bassetlaw in Nottinghamshire, said he expected politicians to be “arrested and charged”

He said: “There have been a lot of leads and information received from London and ­Nottingham from victims, which I have passed on to the police.

“They have been investigated and I am certain arrests will be made soon – and long before the next election.”

The MP also ­condemned ­attempts to gag former police.

Mr Mann added: “I’m disgusted at the treatment given to Mr ­Robinson.

“He should never have been put in that position with bullying and intimidation.

“I am quite prepared to take up this issue with the Home ­Secretary Theresa May and the ­shadow minister Yvette Cooper.

Mr Mann’s Labour colleague Simon Danczuk, the MP for ­Rochdale, last week made a plea for an amnesty to help past and present officials with any ­knowledge of sexual abuse.

On Thursday in a Commons ­debate on historical child abuse, Mr Danczuk said: “A large number of police officers, both retired and serving, have ­information to give. We simply need to get the full picture and to get those people to speak at an inquiry.

“The Home Secretary must ­ensure there is a full amnesty for any officer so that they are not worried about the Official ­Secrets Act or their pensions.”

Tory MP Zac Goldsmith said in the debate: “There can no longer be any doubt at all that powerful people have done terrible things and they have been protected by the Establishment.”

Mr Danczuk added: “The ­network organised child abuse and conspired to protect each of its members from exposure.

“Cyril Smith was certainly part of it. During my own inquiries Smith was found to be the subject of multiple ­police investigations – all of which were dropped.

“There are many examples of retired police officers offering powerful testimony to me about past investigations of child abuse.

“They were shut down once it was apparent high-profile ­politicians and other Establishment figures were involved.

“Questions must be asked why those investigations did not ­continue.”