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Ex-Tory MP's home searched in child sex investigation

The home of former Conservative MP Harvey Proctor is being searched by police investigating historical allegations of child sex abuse.

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police's Operation Midland are carrying out the search of his home, which is located within the 16,000-acre grounds of Belvoir Castle near Grantham, Leicestershire.

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police's Operation Midland are carrying out the search. Credit: PA Wire

Proctor, 68, works for the Duke and Duchess of Rutland, who live on the estate with their five children.

A Met Police spokesman said he "can confirm officers from Operation Midland are carrying out a search of an address in Grantham in connection with their inquiries".

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Scarlet fever cases nearly double in the East Midlands

Cases of scarlet fever have nearly doubled so far this year Credit: ITV News Central

The number of scarlet fever cases in the East Midlands have nearly doubled so far this year compared with last.

204 cases were reported in January and February this year, compared to 103 in the same period last year.

SCARLET FEVER SYMPTOMS:

  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Red blotches
  • Sandpapery rash

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