Civil servant arrested over claims he was part of VIP paedophile ring and visited notorious London brothel

A former civil servant at the centre of allegations that a paedophile ring once operated in the heart of Westminster has been arrested.

The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was questioned earlier this year on suspicion of assaulting a boy in London in the late 1970s.

It is claimed that he was part of a ring that had links to top civil servants and public figures. He also allegedly visited the now notorious Elm Guest House, a VIP brothel in London.

The man’s alleged victim spoke to the Metropolitan Police earlier this year to say he was abused on several occasions, beginning when he was 12.

He told detectives the man first approached him at a London museum and enticed him back to his house. He went on to abuse him over two years.

The alleged victim also claimed the man introduced him to two others, who also abused him. All three men have been arrested and bailed until October while police inquiries continue.

The alleged victim described how his life spiralled out of control after the attacks, saying: ‘I was abused… when I was 12 and it happened on about ten to 15 occasions. I have lived with it for years. After this man abused me I spent time in care homes and later spent time in jail. I told police I was abused shortly after the attack and I have also told them on other occasions.