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Abuse victim claims Tory MP murdered boy in ’80s

by Simon Basketter
Issue No. 2430

The establishment child abuse scandal is far from over

The establishment child abuse scandal is far from over (Pic: Geograph)

Did a Tory MP murder a young boy during an “abuse party” in the 1980s? A victim of sexual abuse, who claims to know of three 

murders linked to an establishment child sex abuse ring, has made the shocking allegations.

Nick, not his real name, said that he was the victim of abuse by MPs and others for nine years.

He said that he was in a room in which a boy aged 12 was strangled by a Tory MP in the 1980s. 

He said that he and the boy were taken there in a chauffeur-driven car to be sexually abused.

“I watched while that happened. I am not sure how I got out of that. Whether I will ever know why I survived, I am not sure,” he told the Exaro website.

Nick said that 18 months later a second boy was murdered, while a Tory minister watched. A car deliberately ran over and killed a third boy in a London street.

One of those who repeatedly raped him was the minister, he said. 

The victim has given police the name of the MP he claims killed a boy and of other abusers. Both former MPs are alive.

One house where Nick was abused was under police surveillance during the 1980s.

They apparently captured on film politicians and other high-profile figures among the men who entered and left the house.

The police did not pursue investigations at the time.


Police are now investigating the murder allegations. Nick had previously identified former MI6 deputy head Sir Peter Hayman as one of his attackers. 

Nick’s allegations are part of a wave of accusations of establishment child abuse. There are repeated accounts of the police and security services confiscating or losing files. 

For instance, Tory MPs Sir Keith Joseph and Sir Rhodes Boyson, who are both dead, were cited in a “VIP” child abuse document drawn up by former Labour MP Barbara Castle. 

Those documents were shown to journalist Don Hale, who said child abusing Liberal MP Cyril Smith visited him in 1984 demanding that he bury the story.

The next day his office was raided by cops who confiscated the file.

The police are now searching through the Barbara Castle papers stored in an Oxford library for the files they confiscated. 

The precise nature of a police raid on the Elm Guest House in south west London in 1982 also remains murky. 

There are serious questions about what happened during and after it—and what happened to the evidence. 

It is alleged that children were taken from homes in Richmond to be abused in the Elm House. 

A number of police officers used the house to sleep with teenage prostitutes—and at least one of those officers took part in the raid. 

In the case of another home in south London, police were taken off an investigation and social workers ignored it.

This was again probably due to allegations of politicians’ involvement. 

The crisis ridden inquiry into how institutions handled allegations of child abuse set up by Tory home secretary Theresa May is unlikely to resolve these and other allegations. 

But the scandal is far from over.

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Tue 18 Nov 2014, 17:16 GMT
Issue No. 2430
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