MP 'professionally' burgled after submitting dossier

The son of the late MP Geoffrey Dickens, who approached the Government in the 1980s with claims that a paedophile network was operating within Westminster, has told ITV News that their family home was burgled on two occasions shortly after his father submitted the potentially explosive dossier.

On both occasions, nothing was taken, Barry Dickens explained.

He said that it was "strange" that someone would go to such effort to twice enter the property without actually stealing anything.

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