Former minister ‘investigated’ over child rape claims in VIP paedophile ring probe
An ex-Tory Cabinet minister was today said to have been
investigated by police over claims he abused boys and raped a young
The former Conservative minister was allegedly being probed by
Scotland Yard’s paedophile unit after a woman came forward to claim he
raped her as a child.
The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is suspected to have
been linked to child rapist and killer Sidney Cooke who tortured and
killed 14-year-old Jason Swift in 1985.
The ex-MP is suspected to have been linked to Cooke’s VIP paedophile ring which operated in the 1980s.
It was never proven but other high-profile figures who may have been
involved in the ring include Jimmy Savile, MR Cyril Smith and top
A former detective who worked on the original investigation into
Cooke told the Sunday Mirror the minister was alleged to have been
photographed at a premises in North London where boys taken from Kings
Cross were dropped off to be raped in 1986.
The former officer, who worked on Operation Orchid which convicted Cooke and his gang, said pictures were taken of the minister.