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Scotland Yard paedophile operations listed: The First one worries me .....

The avalanche of police inquiries into allegations of VIP child abuse was triggered by outspoken Labour MP Tom Watson – now the party’s deputy leader.

Standing in the Commons on October 24, 2012, he called for a fresh look at claims of a ‘powerful paedophile network with links to Parliament and No 10’.
Over the next three years, his extraordinary intervention led to Scotland Yard setting up at least 18 inquiries as they untangled decades of sordid allegations.

Secret unnamed inquiries: This one worries me.....

As part of their policy of keeping as much as possible from public view, Met chiefs refuse to even reveal the name of some investigations. Bizarrely they claim this is because the titles could hinder their work, reveal personal information or disclose information about the activities of the security services.

Operation Fairbank: 

This is the name of the over-arching historic paedophile crimes inquiry which primarily, but not exclusively, follows Watson’s claims. It is broken down into many separate ‘strands’. These include:

Operation Midland:

The most controversial historic child sex abuse inquiry focuses on claims made by witness ‘Nick’ that he was abused by a VIP paedophile ring and witnessed the murder of three young boys. The homes of Lord Brittan, Lord Bramall and Harvey Proctor were all searched as part of the probe.

Operation Cayacos:

This focused on the crimes of Richard Alston, 70, the former lover of Peter Righton, founder of the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE). He was jailed for 21 months for molesting an 11-year-old boy in the 1970s.

Operations Brancaster and Separa: 

Charles Napier, 68, the treasurer of PIE, was jailed for 13 years last December. The retired boarding school teacher, a half-brother of Tory MP John Whittingdale, was convicted of 31 sexual offences against children involving 22 victims.

Scotland Yard set up at least 18 inquiries as they untangled decades of sordid allegations
Scotland Yard set up at least 18 inquiries as they untangled decades of sordid allegations

Operation Fernbridge:

Examining allegations of abuse in the early 1980s at the Grafton Close children’s home in Hounslow, west London, this led to several convictions. Among them was Catholic priest Father Anthony McSweeney, 68, who was jailed for three years in March. A second suspect, care home manager John Stingemore, died before he could be put on trial.

Operation Cavegreen:

In May 2013 an unidentified 62-year-old man was arrested in Chelmsford, Essex, over historic sex abuse claims. He was subsequently released with no further action.

Operation Bixley:

Former actor Benjamin Fellows, 40, claimed he was sexually assaulted by former Chancellor Kenneth Clarke in 1994. He was charged with perverting the course of justice but cleared by an Old Bailey jury.

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