mirror.co.uk-21 Mar 2015
A surveillance operation that allegedly unmasked Leon Brittan's links to child sex abuse was shut down by Metropolitan Police chiefs.
Daily Mail-8 Mar 2015
More than 1,000 people have been questioned by police investigating claims of historic sex abuse, it was revealed yesterday. The huge ...
Leon Brittan homes raided in VIP paedophile child abuse probe six ...
mirror.co.uk-7 Mar 2015
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ExaroNews-21 Mar 2015
Scotland Yard is under investigation for allegedly shelving operations that might have exposed former home secretary Lord Brittan as a ...
Express.co.uk-8 Mar 2015
THE HOMES of former politician Leon Brittan have been searched by police believed to be investigating historic allegations of child sex abuse.
Business Insider-6 Mar 2015
Don Hale, former editor of the Bury Messenger, has alleged that former Home Secretary Leon Brittan was actively involved in a cover up of ...
How Thatchers Government Covered Up a VIP Pedophile Ring
Daily Beast-6 Mar 2015
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mirror.co.uk-16 Mar 2015
... how he knew who he was, Nick said: “He told me. Not his full name. He told me it was Leon.” As he got older, he had realised it was Brittan.
Daily Mail-20 Mar 2015
This newspaper has been told that a surveillance squad targeting a paedophile ring providing rent boys for orgies photographed Leon Brittan ...
Telegraph.co.uk-23 Jan 2015
I hope Leon Brittan was a paedophile. That he abused boys. Raped women. Made snuff films. Sat at the heart of a sprawling Westminster web ...
Leon Brittan has been buried after a 'very private' funeral with cemetery staff told not to reveal his grave's location amid vandalism fears, it has ...
Leon Brittan buried in unmarked grave in 'very private funeral'
ExaroNews-7 Feb 2015
Leon Brittan to be buried in unmarked grave amid claims of sex abuse
Mirror.co.uk-8 Feb 2015
Leon Brittan's Family 'Keep Grave Location Secret' Amid Vandalism ...
Huffington Post UK-9 Feb 2015
Leon Brittan's 'unmarked grave' needs 'permission of his family to visit'
Jewish News-9 Feb 2015
The Guardian-23 Jan 2015
Leon Brittan's death is a personal tragedy for his family, friends and former colleagues, to whom I offer my personal condolences. But a wider ...
ExaroNews-12 Feb 2015
Former home secretary Lord Brittan faced questions from police before his death about whether he ever visited the notorious Elm Guest House.mirror.co.uk-14 Mar 2015
The officer also had a lead role in the search for the “Dickens Dossier” – lost after it was given to Home Secretary Leon Brittan in 1983. He says ...
Mirror.co.uk-23 Jan 2015
Tory grandee Leon Brittan died before he could be quizzed over claims he was at parties where children were sexually abused and killed.
Leon Brittan and the miners who would never forgive him
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Telegraph.co.uk-28 Oct 2014
During a Commons debate on coalfield communities last night, Mr Hood said: “By the way, the current exposé of Sir Leon Brittan [sic], the then ...
Labour MP Jim Hood links Leon Brittan to 80s child abuse claims
Daily Mail-28 Oct 2014
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Daily Mail-31 Oct 2014
It was against this feverish background that Leon Brittan handed Chris Moncrieff the Private Eye article, which had yet to be on widespread sale ...
ExaroNews-17 Oct 2014
A UBS source said: “Leon Brittan retired last month after 15 years with UBS.” Brittan was seconded as trade advisor to David Cameron, prime ...Morning Star Online-28 Jan 2015
Leon Brittan, the home secretary who organised Thatcher's national army of police to wage war on the miners in the 1984-85 strike, has died aged 75. It is not ...
Mirror.co.uk-12 Nov 2014
Former Home Secretary Leon Brittan told an MP police would not always be given details by Customs staff of anyone being sent obscene ...
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- Government says 114 secret files on paedophile cases have gone missing
- Four new cases of alleged child abuse are to be investigated by the police
- Top lawyer to investigate handling of dossier alleging paedophile activity
- Dossier was passed to Home Secretary Leon Brittan but subsequently lost
- The file was originally handed over by Tory MP Geoffrey Dickens in 1983
- David Cameron has been forced to order fresh hunt for the missing dossier
A top lawyer is to investigate the handling of a dossier which was passed to Tory Home Secretary Leon Brittan in 1983 but subsequently lost
The row over an alleged Westminster child sex ring took a new turn last night after the Government admitted that 114 secret files on paedophile cases have gone missing.
And four new cases of alleged child abuse, possibly dating back decades, are to be investigated by police.
The development came as the Home Office ordered a full-scale legal inquiry into claims there has been an Establishment cover-up of a powerful network of child sex abusers linked to Parliament and No 10.
A top lawyer is to investigate the Government’s handling of a dossier alleging high-level paedophile activity, which was first passed to Home Secretary Leon Brittan by Tory MP Geoffrey Dickens in 1983 – but subsequently lost.
Mark Sedwill, the Home Office permanent secretary, told David Cameron yesterday that the new investigation would examine whether the findings of a review of the ‘Dickens dossier’ conducted last year ‘remain sound’.
The earlier review failed to find the dossier and said its contents had been broken up, with relevant information passed to the police and the rest destroyed.
As public fears of a cover-up grow, Mr Cameron has been forced to order a fresh hunt for the missing dossier.
The Prime Minister said: ‘It’s right that these investigations are made. We mustn’t do anything that could prejudice or prevent proper action by the police.’
For the first time, Mr Sedwill also revealed there had been previous attempts to find the dossier – and how huge numbers of Home Office files have either vanished or been destroyed.
He said a massive review of 746,000 Home Office files covering 1979 to 1999 had identified ‘573 relevant files which had been retained’.
However, he added: ‘The extensive analysis of the central database identified 114 potentially relevant files had been destroyed, missing or not found.
Conservative MP Geoffrey Dickens who died in 1995 told his family the dossier would 'blow the lid off' the lives of powerful and famous child abusers
'The investigation identified 13 items of alleged child abuse, nine of which were known or reported to the police including four involving Home Office staff.
‘The remaining four, which had not been previously disclosed, have now been passed to the police.’
Mr Sedwill did not provide names, or say if the four cases involved public figures. He vowed to appoint a ‘senior, independent legal figure’ this week.
His comments came in a letter to senior Labour MP Keith Vaz, who said: ‘I welcome this inquiry but it is essential that it reports promptly and comprehensively.’
Fellow Labour MP Simon Danczuk said: ‘The missing files raise serious questions. This suggests either incompetence on a wide scale or a massive cover-up.’
He has also suggested the dossier was destroyed to protect people named in it.
Mr Dickens, who died in 1995, told his family that the dossier would ‘blow the lid off’ powerful and famous figures who were child abusers.
His son Barry said his father would have been ‘hugely angered’ that the allegations had not been properly investigated.
Campaigning Labour MP Tom Watson said last night that the new review did not go far enough and called for a wider inquiry into whether police were pressured into not pursuing investigations.
It was also claimed last night that more than ten current or former politicians are on a list of alleged child abusers held by police investigating claims of a Westminster paedophile ring.
Several, including Cyril Smith and Tory grandee Sir Peter Morrison, have died, but others are still active in Parliament.