A FORMER Tory MP called on Home Secretary Theresa May yesterday to “consider her position” following the collapse of a police investigation into a VIP paedophile ring.
Harvey Proctor, who was cleared after being investigated as part of Scotland Yard’s doomed Operation Midland, warned the abandoned investigation would have “disastrous effects” on genuine complaints of abuse.
Operation Midland investigated claims that boys were sexually abused by a number of public figures more than 30 years ago, focusing on allegations made by a man known as Nick, and two other complainants who came forward later.
As well as sexual abuse, detectives looked at claims that three victims were murdered.
Mr Proctor claimed that the outcome of the public inquiry into historic child abuse and a separate judge-led probe into how Scotland Yard dealt with claims against public figures will be “a whitewash and a cover-up and a deliberate exercise in kicking the issue into the long grass until the architects of the scandal have moved on to collect their pensions.”