MP claims historic link between paedophile ring and No 10 Downing Street

THERE is “clear intelligence” suggesting a historic paedophile ring may be linked to Downing Street and a former prime minister, MPs were told yesterday.

THERE is “clear intelligence” suggesting a historic paedophile ring may be linked to Downing Street and a former prime minister, MPs were told yesterday.

• Labour MP Tom Watson has suggested a historic link exists between a paedophile ring and No 10 Downing Street

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• Mr Watson urges police action to follow intelligence that implicates senior aide to a former Prime Minister

Labour MP Tom Watson alleged a member of a notorious group was connected to a former No 10 aide.

He said: “The evidence file used to convict Peter Righton, if it still exists, contains clear intelligence of a widespread paedophile ring.

“One of its members boasts of his links to a senior aide of a former prime minister, who says he could smuggle indecent images of children from abroad. The leads were not

followed up, but if the files still exist, I want to ensure that the Metropolitan Police secure the evidence, re-examine it and investigate clear intelligence suggesting a powerful paedophile network linked to Parliament and No 10.”

Speaking at Prime Minister’s Questions in the Commons, David Cameron said it was a “very difficult and complex case” and he was “not entirely sure” to which former prime minister Mr Watson was referring.

The Prime Minister said he would look at the case “very carefully”.