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After #CSAinquiry failed to adduce several written statements by ex-police officers when they testified to Westminster hearings in March (unlike for other witnesses), I requested the statements.

But the inquiry refused to disclose this evidence.

It covered up... 1/7
Some five months later, and now that Carl Beech has been convicted, in effect, of making up his claims about #VIPaedophiles, #CSAinquiry has finally published this evidence about #VIPaedophile police probes of yesteryear and the associated cover-ups. 2/7
Look for yourself what these police witnesses said in their statements just released.

Edward Heath, Leon Brittan, Jeremy Thorpe, Cyril Smith all crop up: 3/7

Paul Holmes…

Robert Glen…

Malcolm Sinclair…
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1. Day 14 of Westminster hearings at #CSAinquiry – my round-up in three parts. Part 3 in 21 tweets.

A secret operation… Dolphin Square, MPs, the Navy officer, the gvt official in arms sales. And the boy left brain-damaged after attack. All in the “document dump”…
2. A previously unknown police probe into allegations of “organised sexual abuse” of children in care in London at “sex parties” by “political, government and military figures” was THWARTED (1996-9), according to ex-detective anonymised as “GB” in statement to #CSAinquiry
3. ‘Operation Mileshogue’ was investigating these allegs of sexual abuse by #VIPaedophiles at various locations, inc Dolphin Square, of “young boys within the care system” from Bermondsey to Thamesmead, according to disclosures buried in Day 14’s “document dump” by #CSAinquiry
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1. Day 12 of Westminster hearings at #CSAinquiry – my round-up in 26 tweets.

Just over half-an-hour to hear from the sole abuse survivor allowed to testify.

And another important admission today from CPS re two more #VIPaedophile suspects who escaped prosecution in the day...
2. Robert Montagu told #CSAinquiry – in what he described as “graphic terms” – how his father, Victor Montagu, Earl of Sandwich, one-time Conservative MP, sexually abused him between approximate ages of 6 and 11.

Then the family found out what his father was doing to him….
3. Robert Montagu to #CSAinquiry: “This was the most painful part of it, because, and I’m sure this part is shared with so many, because, having been abused, I was then re-abused by the failure of the investigation.”

There was no investigation, he said...
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1. Day 12 of Westminster hearings at #CSAinquiry – my round-up in 14 tweets.

Counsel to #CSAinquiry strokes the cat put up by MI6...

And the odd couple from the Met and the IOPC are recalled to hose down some police whistleblowers a bit more…
2. MI6 put up an anonymous witness to #CSAinquiry, understood to be its legal director, who gave evidence via video link, with only audio for observers.

But we learnt nothing more than I revealed @FOIACentre last week:

3. Counsel to #CSAinquiry, Brian Altman, asked the MI6 witness whether inquiry did not ask it to disclose any material on Sir Maurice Oldfield, former MI6 chief.

“That is correct. We weren’t asked to disclose any such material.”

And, er, that was it on Oldfield.

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2. Former Met inspector Paul Holmes told #CSAinquiry of surveillance operation in 1978 on a flat in Cricklewood used by Roddam Twiss, son of Sir Frank, who was Black Rod.

An MP was a suspect: “Cyril Smith was allegedly all over it.”

Bg @FOIACentre:…
3. “We were starting from a mind-set that we would need to proceed as cautiously as possible, covertly as possible, because of the risk of cover-up, because obviously… that was a risk we expected.”

Paul Holmes to #CSAinquiry on Twiss probe in which Cyril Smith was a suspect.
4. Roddam Twiss was jailed in 1967 for indecently assaulting and beating five boys – one as young as 11.

He was also a convicted fraudster.

Paul Holmes, then an officer in Met’s clubs office in West End central, found Twiss’s records had been “sanitised”, he told #CSAinquiry.
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1. Day 3 of Westminster hearings at #CSAinquiry – my round-up in 20 tweets.

Today, powerful testimony from some former police officers at the sharp end of #VIPaedophile cover-ups.

And an attempt to cover it up.
2. Howard Groves, former Met DCI, told #CSAinquiry of a “briefing by a senior officer” in around 1984 when he was a PC in a group on an investigation that was part of ‘Operation Circus’.

Senior officer warned that the inv would stop if they encountered “people of prominence”.
3. Howard Groves told #CSAinquiry that this warning on “prominent people” was given to a team that were to deal with photographs seized in ‘Operation Circus’ from a photographer.

The pictures showed men sexually abusing boys as young as 11 or 12...
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Day 1 of Westminster hearings #CSAinquiry – my round-up in just 22 tweets…
Counsel to #CSAinquiry confirmed my story that it will hear from Lord Taverne about a conversation between Roy Jenkins and Met commissioner in 1966/67 that police avoid catching/prosecuting any MPs when investigating “cottaging”.

From yday @FOIACentre:…
Counsel to #CSAinquiry revealed that Lord Taverne cites late Labour MP Tom Driberg as an eg of MP who escaped prosecution for sexual offences.

This was in relation to adults, said counsel, although the inquiry has had evidence to suggest that Driberg also sexually abused boys.
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