UK / CHILD ABUSE
Several former police officers admitted in a private online forum that paedophile investigations by Scotland Yard were closed down as they started to expose VIPs.
They made a series of incendiary comments over four months in a closed forum for former and serving officers in the Metropolitan Police Service. Exaro today reveals a series of discussion threads that expose the scale of the cover-up.
UK / POLICE
Scotland Yard stands accused of obstructing an independent inquiry into the axe murder of private investigator Daniel Morgan.
Alastair Morgan, brother of the late PI, slammed Scotland Yard for blocking – for over a year – the work of the independent panel that was set up by Theresa May, home secretary, to investigate police corruption that allegedly lies behind the murder.
UK / CHILD ABUSE
Police have re-opened their investigation into allegations of child sex abuse against former Labour MP Lord Janner, Exaro can reveal.
The police investigation halted after it was claimed that Janner was suffering from severe dementia and so was too ill to face any prosecution. But it has re-started, as officers re-interview witnesses who claim to have been sexually abused as boys by Janner.
Exaro / AWARDS
Exaro and the work of eight of its journalists are shortlisted for this year’s British Journalism Awards. The eight contributed to a series of articles on Exaro that led to the overarching inquiry into child sex abuse.
In addition, David Hencke is nominated for politics journalist of the year in the prestigious awards, which are run by Press Gazette, the trade magazine for journalists.
UK / CHILD ABUSE
Confidential files at the Home Office draw Buckingham Palace into the unfolding scandal of a paedophile network within the UK’s establishment.
One file was titled: “ALLEGATIONS OF PAEDOPHILIA AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE.” Exaro can reveal that details of the files were uncovered during the Home Office’s review last year of information that it received between 1979 and 1999 about child sex abuse.
Retail sector avoids the failure rate of the rest of the economy
Wholesale and retail companies overall saw an annual fall of around a third in the number of insolvencies, according to analysis by Exaro. The Exaro Insolvency Index shows a fall in October on the same month last year, as well as the latest quarter compared to 2013. The positive figures for the sector are set against a rising level of insolvencies across the economy.
MP paedophiles were ‘Untouchables’ – ex-Special Branch officer
Detectives have been told by a former Special Branch officer that there was a powerful group of “untouchable” paedophiles in Parliament. The officer has come forward to make a dynamite claim to detectives in the Metropolitan Police Service’s paedophile unit that Scotland Yard was aware of a group in Parliament who sexually abused children some decades ago, but was unable to act.
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Met trawls files on 200 missing boys in murder probe into VIPs
Detectives are trawling through files on at least 200 missing children as they try to identify three boys allegedly killed by the ‘Westminster paedophile network’. Scotland Yard’s paedophile unit made a request to police forces across the UK for files on boys who disappeared and never turned up between 1977 and 1983. The investigation has also had a big boost in resources.