Cameron raises concerns over Wales abuse internet speculation

David Cameron on This Morning Credit: ITV This Morning

The Prime Minister has warned of the dangers of a 'witch-hunt' against gay people as a result of child abuse allegations circulating online.

He raised his concerns after being presented with a list of Conservative names identified on the internet as alleged abusers, by presenter Phillip Schofield, live on ITV1's This Morning.

Visibly shocked, Mr Cameron said:

Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship reports:

Mr Cameron added: "I've heard all sorts of names bandied around and what then tends to happen is everyone sits around and speculates about people, some of whom are alive, some of whom are dead.

The Prime Minister also said the allegations being made were "extremely serious" and the Government, which has instigated inquiries this week into the North Wales care home scandal in particular, had "moved quickly to try to get to the bottom of what they are".

He added:

Phillip Schofield later apologised for handing the Prime Minister the list which was accidentally exposed to the cameras in a way which meant it was visible to viewers.

The Conservative MP, Rob Wilson, has called for an on-air apology from the presenter

In a statement, a Downing Street spokesperson said: