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Detectives on ‘Operation Midland’ did indeed believe ‘Nick’, Met chiefs told Sir Richard Henriques.

But he does not record why in report.

He asked one when he started to doubt Nick’s credibility. “I haven’t. I still consider him to be a victim.” 1/10
Sir Richard Henriques lambasts ‘Operation Midland’ officers in report b/c, he says, accounts of Carl Beech aka Nick were contradictory.

But, senior detectives told him, the identified inconsistencies were typical of victims’ recall of non-recent “traumatic sexual crime”. 2/10
Different law in practice for VIPs. Demonstrated by Sir Richard Henriques in his fuller report.

He writes: “Both the law and common sense dictate that Lord Bramall, for one, is less likely to have offended, as alleged, than the man in the street who is of good character.” 3/10
Met reveals in Henriques report that it had 111 suspects in 28 investigations related to sexual abuse and Westminster by August 2015.

No mention in report of the number of Westminster VIP prosecutions so far – ie zero. 4/10
Sir Richard Henriques also slates the Met for holding press conference to appeal for witnesses to come forward to ‘Operation Midland’.

But he does so on the false basis that the names of suspects were by then in the public domain.

They were not. 5/10
In his report, Sir Richard Henriques shows just how out of touch he is by wondering why Carl Beech was paying a counsellor who had little experience of dealing with victims of sexual abuse, he writes, “when similar treatment was available on the NHS.”

Er, what planet? 6/10
Met officers told Sir Richard Henriques that Martin Allen, who disappeared when he was 15 in 1979 and has not been found, used to wash cars at Dolphin Square, where his father’s employer, the Australian High Commission, retained flats... 7/10
I think it disgusting that the Met has decided to publish, in today’s fuller version of the Henriques report, that police had found Martin Allen in May 1978, the year before he went missing, “frequenting Piccadilly Circus, a location popular with rent boys”. 8/10
Met’s former DAC, Steve Rodhouse, tells Henriques: “Officers were working under immense pressure to do the right thing and to keep an open mind. The motivation was to find the truth. We suspect we have not been able to achieve this… 9/10
“Our decisions were brave and taken in good faith…

“But which officers would want to take on these investigations now?

“And why would a witness want to come forward and report against a VIP offender?”

Steve Rodhouse, Met’s former DAC, to Sir Richard Henriques. 10/10
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