Senior officer warned that the inv would stop if they encountered “people of prominence”.
The pictures showed men sexually abusing boys as young as 11 or 12...
The other was when an officer challenged his position as an inspector on a case because he was black.
“He was seen in the company of young boys, seen entering property.”
Guess what happened...
It did not go well.
“It would cause political upheaval if we went ahead with the arrest of Cyril Smith. And we were told to stop.”
Robert Glen, ex-Met, to #CSAinquiry.
“But because he’s an MP, there seemed to be this great reluctance.”
“I was very, very annoyed… the team, they were equally annoyed.”
They wanted to i/v witness to eliminate him from a murder inquiry.
But witness wanted to tell of sexual abuse by “Sir” Cyril Smith.
“I was somewhat angered by his statement to say there’s no proof.”