Sir Edward Heath: Sixth force receives sex abuse allegation


A sixth police force has received allegations against former Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath.

Gloucestershire Police said it had referred the matter to Operation Hydrant, which coordinates multiple historical child sexual abuse investigations across the country.

A spokesman said the force was not investigating any claims against Sir Edward.

"We can confirm we have received an allegation against Sir Edward Heath," the spokesman said. "The Constabulary has referred the allegation to Operation Hydrant officers and we will be liaising closely with them to decide the appropriate investigating authority."