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Hampshire Police become fifth force to investigate Heath

Hampshire Police has confirmed it is investigating Sir Edward Heath - the fifth police force to receive sex abuse allegations against the former prime minister.

Sir Edward Heath. Credit: PA Wire

"We are investigating allegations, we have nothing further to add at this stage," a spokesperson for the force said.

It also appealed for any potential victims to get in touch.

"Please call the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000 or email help@nspcc.org.uk as they have dedicated staff in place to deal with victims or if you have information that may help police please call us via 101."

The Met, Wiltshire, Kent and Jersey are all understood to be conducting inquiries into Sir Edward, who died in 2005.

UKIP 'neither wants or needs Manston to become a lorry park'

UKIP have released a joint statement from Nigel Farage and Chris Wells, the Leader of Thanet district Council, in response to the announcement that Manston airport would be used to ease traffic congestion.

UKIP leader Nigel Farage issues joint statement opposing plan for Manston. Credit: Reuters

UKIP neither wants nor needs the Ramsgate area, including Manston, to become a lorry park.

This is a simplistic and short term approach to the ongoing crisis in Calais and Dover.

UKIP-controlled Thanet District Council is only interested in getting lorries moving so that business can flourish, not simply transferring the parking problem from Dover into the neighbouring districts.

– UKIP Statement
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