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Scotland Yard closes investigation into historical VIP abuse claims

Scotland Yard has said that Operation Midland, the police investigation into historical claims of a Westminster VIP paedophile ring, has closed.

The announcement came after former Tory MP Harvey Proctor - the last person to be investigated by Operation Midland - was told he will face no further action over allegations which he consistently denied.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Steve Rodhouse, the senior officer in charge of Operation Midland said "it is absolutely right that we assessed carefully the allegations made to us". The allegations - which spanned between 1975 and 1984 - were made by a single person.

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Operation Midland: Missing teen's brother 'disappointed'

Kevin Allen Credit: ITV News

The brother of a 15-year-old who went missing in the late 1970s has said he is "bitterly disappointed" Operation Midland has been closed.

Kevil Allen told ITV News in December 2014 he was "convinced" the teenager was among the victims abused by members of an alleged historic Westminster paedophile ring.

Martin Allen, 15, disappeared on his way home from school in London in 1979 and was never seen again.

Martin Allen disappeared on his way home from school in London in 1979 Credit: Family picture

I am bitterly disappointed Operation Midland has been discontinued.

The team only spoke to me once back in February when they informed me my brother's case was part of the inquiry and asked for a photograph of him. I have not heard from them since.

I sincerely hope the circumstances of my brothers disappearance continue to be investigated thoroughly but today's developments probably mean our mother who is seriously ill, will now never get the answer to the question of what happened to her son.

– Kevin Allen

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