Westminster paedophile ring: ‘I allowed my son to go with him. You trusted people more in those days’
Exclusive: In a chilling account, a man now aged 46 tells how Sir Peter
Morrison was a dangerous sexual predator, who also happened to be a
border. The boy was yards from his own front door, and he believed he
village of Harting when Morrison “appeared out of nowhere”.
He told the boy his car had broken down on a
nearby hill, and offered him money to help him restart it. But when they
arrived at the car, Morrison instead asked if he would like to come up
to his “nice big house in London for the weekend”.
The alleged victim said: “I said I couldn’t come, so he asked for my phone number, which I gave to him.
“He wore a pin-striped suit and was very well-dressed, so I didn’t
think anything was wrong. I suppose I was quite impressed, in a way.”
During the weeks that followed, the man claims Morrison made repeated
phone calls to his home. Each time the older man would ask the boy if he
was coming up that weekend.
“I said no two or three times, but eventually I just said yes because I thought I had nothing to lose,” the man said.
The following weekend, the man says Morrison came down to Sussex with a driver to pick him up.
The MP even came into the teenager’s house to meet with his father, he
claims. At that stage, the family only knew Morrison as Peter, and that
he was a barrister, not a politician.
His father remembered:
“The guy said he had homes in Chester and London, but he never told us
he was an MP. He seemed nice – very well spoken and nicely presented.
“I allowed my son to go with him. I suppose you just trusted people more in those days.”
The village of Harting in West Sussex, where the victim claims he first met Peter Morrison (Alamy)
But as soon as the car set off, his son claims Morrison began sexually assaulting him on the back seat, despite pleas to stop.
“He’d leave me alone for a little bit, and then he’d come at me again,” the man said.
“Before long, he had my trousers off. At one point we stopped for
petrol, and I thought about running out of the car, but I realised the
doors had some sort of child lock and I couldn’t get out. I was so
When the car arrived in London, Morrison bought the
boy beer and wine before taking him to a house which he believes was
the notorious Elm guesthouse in Barnes, where VIPs reportedly abused
young boys for years.
The man remembers “seven or eight men”
lounging around the house before he claims Morrison took him upstairs
and stripped him naked.
“I was assaulted and raped for quite
some time, at least an hour,” he remembered. “It was the most horrendous
experience of my life.”
Peter Morrison at the 1986 Conservative Party conference in Bornemouth (Rex)
The victim says the MP then told him they would be going into the sauna
together, before visiting “a party” later on in the evening.
“Before he went out, he told me I’d be sleeping in his bed that night.”
Terrified, the boy managed to slip unseen out of the house and back
home to Harting on the train, where he told his father what had
A local policeman came to the house that evening, and
the boy was taken to a police doctor in Bognor Regis the next day. The
father remembers that medics there told him after the examination that
his son had “certainly been sexually abused”.
The next day, two
Scotland Yard detectives arrived at the house and took a full four-page
statement from the boy, in which he told them everything he knew about
‘Peter the barrister’.
Soon after the alleged assault, the
victim claims he received calls at home from several different men in
London asking where he was.
“Looking back, I think Morrison was panicking after I disappeared and got people to check up on me,” he said.
The notorious Elm Guest House in Barnes where the victim claims he was raped (Getty)
But after the calls suddenly stopped coming, the family heard nothing
about the allegations for months. The father says he received no
paperwork from police, and no family liaison officer came to inquire
about his son’s welfare.
It was nearly a year later when they
claim two Scotland Yard officers arrived unannounced on the family’s
doorstep, carrying the boy’s clothes in a bag.
The father said:
“They told me the guy had been convicted at a court in Chelsea and that
he’d been sent to prison for two years, and there was nothing more to
“They said my son hadn’t needed to go to court
because he was underage. I did think it was odd that my son hadn’t been
called to give evidence, but I didn’t think too much about it.
“To be honest, I thought that was the end of that and we could start to forget about the whole thing.”
It was only a number of years later that the alleged victim says he
recognised Morrison as an MP in the Thatcher government, and discovered
he had never in fact served any prison sentence.
he would not be believed, he says he endured more than three decades of
torment as he tried to rebuild his life.
Now he says he has now decided to come forward again after watching victims of Jimmy Savile telling their stories.
“I believe that Morrison was a high-profile guy so he got away with it,” he said.
“Either the police were paid off or they hushed it up because he was an MP.
“I was never the same after what happened – he ruined my life really. I
left school soon afterwards because I lost all my confidence. I
couldn’t handle what had happened to me.
“It took me ten years
before I went into counselling, which helped. But I’ve never made the
most of my life, and I blame Morrison for that. I hate him.
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