Father of boy murdered in 1980s claims ‘Westminster paedophile ring may have been to blame’
Vishambar Mehrotra is dramatically claiming that Scotland Yard helped “covered up” the crime
Retired magistrate Vishambar Mehrotra says he recorded a male prostitute telling him in a phone call that his son may have been abducted and taken to a notorious guesthouse in 1981.
But efforts to get the police to investigate proved a waste of time, Mr Mehrotra told the Telegraph.
His eight-year-old son Vishal was abducted walking home to Putney after watching the Prince of Wales and Diana Spencer ride to their wedding on July 29, 1981.
The following February part of his body was found in West Sussex woodland. A coroner recorded an open verdict but said “foul play” was likely.
The grieving father told The Telegraph: “I was contacted by a young man who seemed to be in his 20s. He told me he believed Vishal may have been taken by paedophiles in the Elm Guest House near Barnes Common.
“He said there were very highly placed people there. He talked about judges and politicians who were abusing little boys.”
“I recorded the whole 15-minute conversation and took it to police. But instead of investigating it, they just pooh-poohed it and I never heard anything about the tape again… Now it is clear to me that there has been a huge cover up.”
Last week the Met announced detectives looking into historic child abuse allegations had launched a further investigation into a possible homicide. Over the weekend it emerged that officers are actually looking at THREE potential murders.
Operation Fairbank was launched following statements by MP Tom Watson, who used Prime Minister’s Questions in 2012 to raise claims there was a paedophile ring with links to Number 10.
This included allegations that Elm Guest House was used in the 1970s and 1980s to abuse children by high-profile figures including politicians.
A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police told the newspaper the force would not comment on an ongoing investigation.