Paedophile gang ‘may have killed 17 more children’

Paedophile gang ‘may have killed 17 more children’

Sidney Cooke’s gang abducted, abused and murdered children in the 1970s and 1980s
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    Sidney Cooke’s gang abducted, abused and murdered children in the 1970s and 1980s

The detective who led the investigation into Britain’s most notorious child abusers said its files could provide evidence for Scotland Yard’s investigation of an alleged Westminster paedophile ring.
Roger Stoodley said he would be delighted if the Metropolitan police were to reopen Operation Orchid, the inquiry into the Sidney Cooke gang, which abducted, abused and murdered children in the 1970s and 1980s.
The murders of three children — Jason Swift, 14, Barry Lewis, six, and Mark Tildesley, seven — were solved but detectives believed that as many as 17 other abductions and murders were connected.
Mr Stoodley said he had looked for

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