UK / OPERATION MIDLAND
Detectives are still examining items seized nearly six months ago in their raid of former Conservative MP Harvey Proctor’s home, Exaro can reveal.
The time spent on sifting through a large number of seized items is understood to be one reason why the police investigation into the ex-MP is taking so long. Proctor called a press conference on Tuesday to denounce the police.
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Exaro / EVENTS
Exaro is to hold a panel debate in September on: “Did the media ever hold power to account?”
As questions over the effectiveness of the media in holding power to account fall ever sharper into focus, I shall be chairing what promises to be a fascinating debate in the heart of Fleet Street with journalists who have absolutely been at the frontline of it.
Exaro / COVERAGE
Germany’s Weltspiegel aired a report with Exaro’s help about allegations of child sex abuse against politicians in the UK.
The current-affairs programme featured an interview with Esther Baker, who alleges that a former Liberal Democrat MP and others, including then-serving police officers, sexually abused her as a girl. It included an interview with Mark Watts, Exaro’s Editor-in-Chief, and John Mann, Labour MP.
UK / CHILD ABUSE
Detectives have turned their scoping operation into allegations of child sex abuse by a former Liberal Democrat MP and others into a full-scale criminal investigation.
They are investigating allegations by Esther Baker, who has waived her right to anonymity, that she was sexually abused as a girl by a group a paedophiles that included the former MP, police officers and others.
UK / CHILD ABUSE
More than a dozen police forces joined a nationwide investigation into allegations of child sex abuse by former prime minister Sir Edward Heath.
Exaro can reveal the astonishing explosion in the number of investigations, which led to an announcement today that one force, Wiltshire Police, will lead on the Heath allegations. Seven police forces were previously known to be investigating separate allegations against Heath.
Mark Watts returns to RT’s Sputnik: VIPs and child sex abuse
Russia Today’s George Galloway talked to Exaro Editor-in-Chief Mark Watts in what turned out to be a remarkably prescient interview. They discussed a series of developments on the exposure of the scandal of the ‘Westminster paedophile network’ since Watts appeared on Galloway’s programme in June. Within days, Sir Edward Heath, former British prime minister, was named as being under investigation by police.
Rate of company collapses continues to fall across UK economy
This year’s falling rate of company failures is gathering pace as even the manufacturing sector sees a turnaround in insolvency levels. New figures from the Exaro Insolvency Index show how company failures fell faster in the second quarter of the year than in the first. The construction sector saw a strong year-on-year decrease, and Scotland had a turnaround from the previous quarter.
Sir Edward Heath: Met also investigates claims of child sex abuse
Scotland Yard has for nearly 10 months been investigating allegations of child sex abuse by former British prime minister Sir Edward Heath, Exaro reveals today. Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Service started to investigate Heath after a key witness, an abuse survivor, asked Exaro to arrange a meeting with them. Exaro named the abuse survivor as “Nick” to protect his real identity.
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