The warning came in September 2015, six months before police ended the Operation and declared former military chief Lord Bramall, former home secretary Leon Brittan and former Conservative MP Harvey Proctor – all accused of heinous sexual crimes perpetrated against a number of young boys – entirely innocent.
A report into Operation Midland, the Metropolitan Police’s calamitous probe into an alleged elite paedophile network, is to be published 4th October – in advance, The Guardian has revealed the lawyer who led a separate investigation into child sexual abuse warned Midland detectives their star witness was a probable liar but was ignored.
The examination of Operation Midland is led by Sir Richard Henriques – his impending report will be released in three parts, and expose 43 major police blunders. However, criticism is also directed at Labour MP and deputy party leader Tom Watson, who repeatedly promoted the witness’ allegations as credible and worthy of extensive investigation. He also very publicly wrote letters to authorities advocating Beech’s credibility, pressuring them into interviewing Brittan, who died 21st January 2015, unaware the claims against him wouldn’t be pursued.
Midland launched in 2014 based on claims by ‘Nick’ that he’d been the victim of a VIP paedophile ring which had killed three boys. Nick was later later revealed to be Carl Beech, a pathological liar and predatory paedophile who fabricated his every…