This story comes via Britain’s The Daily Mail, not the most reliable of news sources, but it is still shocking and more trustworthy news outlets like The Guardian and the The Telegraph have also covered it.
Police are today investigating whether members of a VIP Westminster paedophile ring murdered three young boys at ‘abuse parties’ as it emerged victims may have been abused at military bases.
Scotland Yard detectives are calling on witnesses to come forward if they know anything about boys being killed at Dolphin Square, a block of flats in Pimlico, London.
It is believed that every weekend in the late seventies and early eighties groups of vulnerable boys were smuggled to an address in the exclusive development by the Thames close to Parliament.
There, after being plied with alcohol, they suffered sickening sexual assaults by the rich and powerful including Tory MPs, and one victim says some children were eventually killed.
The Met has launched Operation Midland to probe the claims and said today accounts of murders by an alleged abuse victim appear to be credible but no names and bodies have ever been found.
Scotland Yard also believe that abuse took place at locations in London and Home Counties between mid-1970s and mid-1980s – but this has now been widened to include military bases.
The man, now 40, has told police he saw a Conservative MP strangle a 12-year-old boy to death at an ‘abuse party’ in 1980.
Apparently a member of parliament Geoffrey Dickens compiled a dossier on the pedophile ring and handed it to a cabinet minister in 1984 but the dossier mysteriously disappeared. Dickens died in 1995. The Telegraph has published a timeline of the events.
The UK has a long history of sex scandals involving politicians and other high officials but this one is more shocking than anything I am aware of, especially what seems like the huge cover-up of such monstrous crimes. Apparently the British government used its great power over the media to suppress the story for some time by threatening newspapers if they published anything about this on the grounds that (you guessed it) might damage national security.
But I am surprised that the US media have not picked up on it. Or maybe it has made TV news here and thus I missed it.