‘Operation Midland’ investigates Tory MP over boy’s murder
Met also probes slaying of second boy in sex attack in front of former cabinet minister
There will be other people who know… Perhaps they can now come forward
Detectives are investigating an allegation that a young boy was murdered by a Conservative MP during a sickening sex attack.
The Metropolitan Police Service’s paedophile unit, under ‘Operation Midland’, is also investigating a claim that a second boy was murdered during a depraved sexual assault in the presence of a former Conservative cabinet minister.
Exaro, which has been investigating the murder cases over many months, helped to arrange for a key witness to pass his crucial testimony to the Met. We can reveal that, as a result, the police are also investigating the murder of a third boy around 30 years ago by members of a paedophile network of MPs and other VIPs.
We are keeping the witness’s identity confidential, and have called him “Nick”. He said: “The MP was particularly nasty, even among the group of people who sexually abused me and others. I still find it difficult to talk about these incidents after all these years.”
The Met announced on Friday that Operation Midland was investigating historical allegations of child sex abuse and “possible homicide”.
The Met said in a statement: “Detectives from the child abuse investigation command are working closely with colleagues from the homicide and major crime command concerning this information, which is being looked at under the name of Operation Midland.”
Nick told Exaro and the police how he saw a former Conservative MP – before he left Parliament – strangle a boy to death during a sexual assault. The murder, according to Nick, was at an “abuse party” at a town house in central London around 1980.
He said: “I watched while that happened. I am not sure how I got out of that. Whether I will ever know why I survived, I am not sure.”
He has provided detectives with a graphic, written account of the attack, which he compiled before he contacted them.
Nick said that he was picked up at an agreed meeting point and driven into central London. The chauffeur-driven car stopped at a property on the way, he said, to collect the boy who would later be murdered.
Nick described the boy as brown-haired and looked to him to be around 12.
They were driven to the town house to be sexually abused, according to Nick’s account. During the journey, the two boys were so terrified that they did not speak to each other for fear of punishment.
Nick does not know the name of the victim.
At a meeting with detectives from the Met’s paedophile unit, at which the witness insisted that our reporter was present, Nick passed to them the name of the MP who allegedly murdered the boy, along with a list of other prominent people who, he says, sexually and physically abused him.
Nick said that his abusive father supplied him to the paedophile network of VIPs.
According to his harrowing account to police, two men whose names he did not know killed a second boy during a savage physical attack in front of a separate MP, a former Conservative cabinet minister. He dates this killing at between a year and 18 months after the strangling of the boy in the town house.
This attack so traumatised Nick that he has asked us not to report any further detail about what took place.
Exaro has also withheld many details of the deaths to avoid hindering the police investigation.
The ex-minister, said Nick, repeatedly raped him and other boys aged between 10 and 14 at “abuse parties” at Dolphin Square and elsewhere.
Both former MPs are alive.
In the third murder, Nick tells how someone in the paedophile network deliberately ran over and killed a boy aged 10 or 11 in broad daylight in a street in south-west London in the summer of 1979. Nick took it to be a warning to him.
Nick helped the Met compile “e-fit” pictures of the three boys who were killed.
He told Exaro: “There will be other people who know about the punishment and abuse carried out by this group. Drivers of the cars who took the boys to venues, staff at the venues. Perhaps they can now come forward."
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