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Sir Edward Heath was gay but no paedophile, says former brothel madam

A former brothel madam at the centre of the Sir Edward Heath child sex scandal claims he was a "shy gay man" but not a paedophile.

Myra Ling-Ling Forde told The Sun she arranged male escorts for the former prime minister in the Nineties but insisted "he was not into sex with children".

Sir Edward, who died in 2005, is currently being investigated by seven police forces over allegations of historical child sex abuse.

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Man claims children were taken onto Heath's yacht

The judge leading the independent inquiry into historical child sex abuse has said she will look at claims against Sir Edward Heath if "the facts justify it". Five police forces are now investigating allegations.

On Jersey, officers are looking at possible links to widespread abuse allegations at care homes. One man who told ITV News he was living at Haut de la Garenne children’s home at the time of alleged abuses, claimed many children were taken onto the former Prime Minister's yacht.

ITV News correspondent Juliet Bremner reports:

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