Friday, 7 August 2015

Wiltshire police appeal to victims of Edward Heath to come forward

"Metropolitan police detectives have spoken to a man who came forward more than two years ago and claims he was a victim of Heath when he was a teenager."

"Police have launched a public appeal for victims to come forward after allegations emerged of child sexual abuse by the late former prime minister, Sir Edward Heath."

"The appeal was made as the police watchdog announced that it was investigating claims that officers dropped a prosecution against a man in the 1990s after he threatened to name Heath as a child abuser."

"The Guardian has also learned that detectives have spoken to a man, now middle-aged, who says he was abused as a child by Heath on several occasions."

"Wiltshire police made the appeal for "anyone who believes they may have been a victim" of the former Conservative leader to come forward."

Michael Shrimpton, author of Spyhunter, has accused Ted Heath of abusing boys from a Jersey care home on his yacht Morning Cloud, some of whom never returned from the trip.

To learn more about Michael Shrimpton see Cathyfox:

From Spotlight:

"In 1995, the BBC showed a Michael Cockerell documentary called Westminster’s Secret Service about the role of the chief whip, whose task it is to ensure MPs attend important debates and vote as the party leadership desires. It was revealed that the chief whip kept a little black ‘dirt book’ which contained information about MPs, and this was used as a method of political control."

"Tim Fortescue, who was one of Ted Heath’s whips from 1970-73, said:"

"For anyone with any sense, who was in trouble, would come to the whips and tell them the truth, and say now, I’m in a jam, can you help? It might be debt, it might be…..erm……erm, a scandal involving small boys, or any kind of scandal in which, erm er, a member seemed likely to be mixed up in, they’d come and ask if we could help and if we could, we did. And we would do everything we can because we would store up brownie points……., and if I mean, that sounds a pretty, pretty nasty reason, but it’s one of the reasons because if we could get a chap out of trouble then, he will do as we ask forever more."

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