Was Bulic Forsythe killed to protect paedophile ring ‘linked to future minister in Tony Blair’s government?’
— November 8, 2014
The council official told a new witness, tracked down in a Mirror investigation, that he suspected vulnerable youngsters were being assaulted by an organised gang
Bulic and his daughter Kiddist
Cold case detectives are probing the murder of a council official who vowed to expose a paedophile ring allegedly linked to a future minister in Tony Blair’s government.
The daughter of Bulic Forsythe believes her father may have beenkilled because he uncovered a children’s home vice ring involving powerful figures.
Bulic told a new witness, tracked down in a Mirror investigation, that he suspected vulnerable youngsters were being assaulted by an organised gang at one home said to have been visited by the Labour politician.
But days later Bulic, 42, was beaten to death in his flat and the case has remained unsolved for 21 years.
Documents reveal detective Clive Driscoll advised the investigation should be reopened when he found potential links to his 1998 children’s homes probe in Lambeth, South London.
But Mr Driscoll was removed from the case for naming the Blair minister as a suspect and Bulic’s murder file has not been touched for 14 years.
Scotland Yard’s Serious Crime Review Group are finally looking at it afresh after the Daily Mirror tracked down the daughter he never met.
Kiddist Forsythe – born three months after Bulic’s murder and 21 next week – said: “Police must examine whether my dad was killed because of what he knew about child sex abuse in Lambeth and if it was linked to people in power.
“We know that he told more than one person he was going to expose wrongdoing in the borough shortly before he was murdered and that his killer or killers remain free.”
Firefighters burst into Bulic’s blazing flat early on Friday, February 6, 1993, and found his blood-soaked body.
The social services manager’s skull had been fractured by a heavy weapon.
In the months before his murder, Bulic had told colleagues at Lambeth Council he was on the verge of exposing child sex abuse and corruption.
A new witness told detectives for the first time last year that a terrified Bulic confided in her shortly before his death.
Speaking after she was tracked down by the Mirror, the former Lambeth worker said: “Bulic said, ‘With what I’m about to tell you I’m taking a big risk.
“What if I was to say that council buildings are being used for child sexual abuse on a regular basis’.”
The witness added: “Bulic came to me a second time because South Vale [youth assessment centre in West Norwood] had closed and he asked me who had the keys.
“He said, ‘People are saying they are using it to make films’. He was very frightened about something and then he was murdered.”
Bulic died at the time of an internal Lambeth council probe into alleged sexual abuse in the housing department where he had worked.
The resulting report, obtained by the Mirror, details allegations of rape, sexual assault and the swapping of child abuse videos and violent porn within Visit Site