"POWERFUL people tried to cover up a suspected children’s home abuse ring said to involve a Labour minister and a convicted paedophile, it was claimed yesterday."
"A 16-month investigation has revealed that former residents at the London home told detectives a group of paedophiles attacked children there."
"But soon after a former social services manager told police about the politician’s alleged evening visits in the early 1980s, the Met’s inquiry was suddenly halted."
"And experienced detective Clive Driscoll, who had been heading it, was moved to other duties.
"Yesterday, two former social services employees involved in the case claimed there appeared to have been a cover-up when Driscoll was removed."
"One – the former manager who alerted police in 1998 – said: "One wonders why Scotland Yard would be so desperate to stop it being investigated."
"I believe it was stopped because somebody in power was trying to prevent any further investigation into the politician and his possible involvement in unlawful activity."