The Metropolitan police are to be investigated over claims that it covered up reports and evidence relating to VIP child abuse and paedophilia.
High profile actors, priests, politicians and royals are among those suspected of participating in an organised system of the rape and battery of young children in care homes across the UK.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission is overseeing an investigation into a total of 17 alleged cover ups as part of an extended investigation. These include three new referrals that were made to the police.
The three new referrals are:
- An allegation that a child abuse investigation in central London gathered evidence against MPs, judges, celebrities and other media entertainers, police, clergy and others. The file was submitted to start proceedings against those identified and, it is alleged, two months later an officer was called in by a senior Met officer and told to drop the case
- Two allegations about police actions during a child abuse investigation in the 1980s. Further details of these have not been given
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