A police inquiry into alleged murders by VIP paedophiles is in crisis as officers are no longer prepared to say that the key witness is ‘credible and true’.
An internal investigation has been launched into the running of the £1million Operation Midland inquiry after police found no evidence that a string of senior Establishment figures were responsible for killing three boys in the 1970s and 1980s.
In an extraordinary volte-face, Scotland Yard will not now say publicly that it still believes the account of the VIP murders by the ‘main witness’ – known only as ‘Nick’.
Police plan to outline a new approach to the case as early as next week. This is likely to lead to the murder investigation being scaled down.
Last night the Metropolitan Police suggested for the first time that the future of Operation Midland could be in doubt.
It said: ‘An internal review of Operation Midland was commissioned on 8 April 2015. It is routine for investigations of this nature to be reviewed. The review was carried out with the full report submitted on 25 August.