Police probe 'Special Branch move over MP sex abuse inquiry'


Scotland Yard is probing claims that Special Branch attempted to interfere in an inquiry that would have revealed an MP was involved in child sex crimes.

The allegation is one of 12 new cases of alleged historical corruption relating to the investigation of paedophile activities dating from the 1970s and 2000s, the Independent Police Complaints Commission said.

The new claims being examined by Britain's largest force are in addition to 17 announced earlier in the year.

They involve allegations that evidence was suppressed, investigations were halted and offences were covered up because of the involvement of MPs, VIPs and police officers.