Scotland Yard has “received calls and information” relating to grave allegations of a VIP paedophile ring operating in Westminster during the 1970s and 1980s.
Detectives are investigating “credible” claims that the murders of three young boys – aged between seven and 16 – were linked to high-profile abusers, including MPs. One victim was allegedly run over by a car.
On Thursday, a fresh appeal was launched for further victims of historical abuse at the Dolphin Square estate, in southwest London, to come forward.
Children were allegedly taken to sex parties at the plush property, which was popular with politicians.
An alleged abuse victim – known as Nick – has claimed that he and other young boys were taken to properties in London and the Home Counties at the time, and abused by groups of men. In his “harrowing account”, he said this included military bases.
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Scotland Yard has confirmed its officers have spoken to the loved ones of Martin Allen, a 15-year-old who disappeared in 1979.
Sussex Police are also reviewing the 1981 disappearance and murder of Vishal Mehrotra, who was eight years old.
At this stage, it is not possible to say whether these two cases have any links to the current investigation, which is being performed as part of Operation Midland.
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Tom Parmenter, Sky Correspondent, said: “The police are asking survivors – anyone who went through anything or saw anything at the Dolphin Square estate or elsewhere – to get in touch, even three decades on.”