ENGINES FULL REVERSE

Westminster VIP child abuse inquiry kicks out ‘witness’

Claims of a paedophile ring that included former prime minister Edward Heath have been discredited
Claims of a paedophile ring that included former prime minister Edward Heath have been discreditedJOHNNY EGGITT

A woman who was a witness in the Wiltshire police inquiry into allegations of child abuse by Edward Heath has had her claims rejected as implausible.

The 48-year-old submitted a request to be deemed a “core participant”, or witness of enhanced status, at the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA). Known as WM-A5, she claimed to have been abused by 13 prominent men in a Westminster paedophile ring that included Heath, the former prime minister, and Jimmy Savile. Claims about the so-called VIP ring have been discredited, particularly those made by “Nick”, the sole witness in the disastrous £2m Operation Midland inquiry by the Metropolitan police. However, the IICSA still has Westminster listed for investigation.

Alexis Jay, the inquiry’s chairwoman, examined the woman’s allegations…

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