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Investigation into handling of child sex allegations against Sir Edward Heath

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is investigating allegations concerning Wiltshire Police’s handling of an alleged claim of child sexual abuse made in the 1990s against former Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath.

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Investigation into handling of Sir Edward Heath child abuse allegations

Sir Edward Heath Credit: PA

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is to investigate allegations concerning Wiltshire Police’s handling of an alleged claim of child sexual abuse made in the 1990s against former Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath.

It is alleged that a criminal prosecution was not pursued, when a person threatened to expose that Sir Edward Heath may have been involved in offences concerning children.

In addition to this allegation, the IPCC will examine whether Wiltshire Police subsequently took any steps to investigate these claims.

The allegations were referred to the IPCC by Wiltshire Police following allegations made by a retired senior officer.

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