Official police files on allegations of sex abuse at the former school of Prince Philip and Prince Charles have vanished, it has emerged.
Scotland’s Crown Office said files on the case of a teacher accused of sexually assaulting children at Gordonstoun in the Scottish Highlands could not be found despite being passed on by the police.
Derek Jones, a former English teacher at the £32,000-a-year Scottish public school, was accused of fondling and taking naked photographs of a pupil in 1990.
Jones was questioned twice by police before being sacked by the school and files were sent to the Procurator Fiscal, Scotland’s prosecution service.
However, the victims discovered last year that the alleged abuser could not be brought to justice because he had died in a car crash in Kenya five years after the assaults allegedly took place.
All the standard hallmarks of a cover-up