EXCLUSIVE: Elm House ‘never ran gay orgies’
THE former owner of the controversial Elm Guest House, where boys were said to have been abused by politicians, broke his silence to brand the claims “complete nonsense”.
Published: Sun, November 23, 2014
Haroon Kasir branded the claims as ‘nonsense’
Haroon Kasir has never spoken about Operation Fernbridge, the Metropolitan Police investigation into allegations that a VIP Westminster paedophile ring operated from the guest house in Barnes, south-west London, in the 1980s.
However, when confronted by the Sunday Express he denied any wrongdoing.
Speaking from his top-floor flat in a smart town house in Richmond, Surrey, he said: “There is no truth in these allegations whatsoever. It’s complete nonsense.
“Elm House was just a guest house. There were never any politicians or any parties. That is why there have never been any convictions on anything like that. There is nothing else to add.”
Mr Kasir, 70, known as Harry, ran the house with his former wife Carol, who later died of an insulin overdose.
Their business was heavily advertised in gay magazines.
In June 1982, 60 police raided the property after a lengthy undercover operation.
The Kasirs were fined £1,000 and given nine-month suspended jail terms after being found guilty of running a disorderly house.