Harvey Proctor blasts Scotland Yard 'coverup' culture after report

Harvey Proctor blasts Scotland Yard ‘coverupculture after censored report into probe over false ‘VIP paedophile ring’ 請求

  • Harvey Proctor accused Scotland Yard of a ‘cover-upafter a heavily-censored report cleared officers of wrongdoing over Operation Midland scandal
  • The Former Tory MP was falsely accused of child sex abuse and murder in fiasco
  • Swathes of the report by Merseyside Police on behalf of the Met were redacted
  • Harvey Proctor has lashed out at Scotland Yard’s ‘cover-upculture after a heavily-censored report cleared officers of wrongdoing over the Operation Midland scandal.

    The ex-Tory MP, falsely accused of child sex abuse and serial murder in the fiasco, issued a damning statement after a ‘whitewashinquiry exonerated officers.

    Swathes of the report by Merseyside Police on behalf of the Met were redacted, meaning the rationale for controversial decisions at the end of Operation Midland remain secret.

    Last night Mr Proctor said it was an ‘exquisite example of cover-up and further attempts to ensure no police officer is personally held responsiblefor Scotland Yard’s inquiry into a so-called VIP paedophile ring.

    He revealed he has lodged formal complaints against the Metropolitan Police, its head of professional standards – assistant commissioner Helen Ball – and Merseyside Police over their handling of the case.

    Harvey Proctor has lashed out at Scotland Yard's 'cover-up' culture after a heavily-censored report cleared officers of wrongdoing over the Operation Midland scandal

    Harvey Proctor has lashed out at Scotland Yard’s ‘cover-upculture after a heavily-censored report cleared officers of wrongdoing over the Operation Midland scandal

    Abuse fantasist Carl Beech

    Abuse fantasist Carl Beech

    The former MP has also demanded that ex-deputy assistant commissioner Steve Rodhouse is properly investigated over his failure in 2016 to investigate two ‘deliberate liars’, known as witnesses A and B who made false allegations of abuse in support of fantasist Carl Beech.

    Mr Proctor had asked the Independent Office for Police Conduct to investigate Mr Rodhouse. This was referred to Merseyside Police to carry out an ‘independent’ 調査.

    Yet Scotland Yard set the terms of reference and chose not to address the ex-MP’s complaint against Mr Rodhouse and instead looked at subsequent decision-making concerning witnesses A and B.

    Mr Proctor again accused the Met of a cover-up by using so-called legal professional privilege (LPP) to redact almost the entire report.

    会った警察は言った: ‘Following the conclusion of this investigation, the complainant made a number of further complaints to the IOPC.

    ‘The IOPC has referred these to the Met which is currently considering the appropriate next steps.

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