Operation Fairbank carries out raid to seize files naming MPs
Police investigating top politicians over paedophile claims raid home of key witnessBy David Hencke and David Pallister | 15 January 2013
They went through everything. At the end, I felt like one of the victims
Mary Moss, formerly of National Association for Young People in Care, on police raid
Detectives investigating allegations of paedophile activity by prominent people at a Barnes guest house three decades ago have carried out a raid to seize documents. Armed with a search warrant, the police officers raided the home of a potentially key witness who advised abused children at the time.
Activities in the early 1980’s at Elm Guest House, which operated in Barnes, south-west London, are at the centre of ‘Operation Fairbank’, under which the Metropolitan Police Service’s paedophile unit is “scoping” a wide variety of claims against several senior political figures of sexual abuse of children.
Exaro tracked down documents from the former guest house, which name two former Conservative cabinet ministers and an array of other prominent people, including seven other MPs, as having stayed there during the key period.
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