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Harvey Proctor is 'relieved' investigation has been closed

Former MP Harvey Proctor has said he is "relieved" after he was told Operation Midland is closing and he will face no further action over allegations which he consistently denied.

Mr Proctor's lawyer Nabeel Gatrad told ITV News the investigation has had "far reaching consequences", including leading him to lose his job and having to move abroad.

Ex-Tory MP Proctor's home searched in child sex investigation

Former Conservative MP Harvey Proctor said today he feels embroiled in a 'Kafka-esque fantasy' - after police searched his house in Leicestershire.

The raid was part of an investigation into claims of historical child abuse by establishment figures. Mr Proctor denies any involvement.

ITV News Reporter Ben Chapman has more:

Proctor: 'I have nothing to add to this Kafka-esque fantasy'

Former Tory MP Harvey Proctor has said he is assisting police with its enquiries but continued to deny being part of a "rent boy ring".

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police's Operation Midlands have been searching his home, which is located within the grounds of Belvoir Castle, near Grantham, Leicestershire, as part of an investigation into historical child sex claims.

Earlier in an interview with BBC Radio 4's Today programme, Mr Proctor denied attending sex parties with other MPs in the 1970s and 1980s and said he knew nothing of an alleged VIP paedophile ring in Westminster.

Addressing the media later, Mr Proctor continued to deny the allegations saying: "I have nothing to add to this Kafka-esque fantasy".

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Ex-Tory MP Proctor denies being part of 'rent boy ring'

Harvey Proctor in 1983. Credit: ITV News

Former Tory MP Harvey Proctor has denied being part of a "rent boy ring" after his home was raided by police investigating historic child sex claims.

Proctor denied attending sex parties with other MPs in the 1970s and 1980s and said he knew nothing of an alleged VIP paedophile ring in Westminster.

He added he wanted police to interview him as soon as possible so he could clear his name.

He told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "I have never attended sex parties at Dolphin Square or anywhere else. I have not been part of any rent-boy ring with Cabinet ministers, other Members of Parliament or generals or the military."

Police are investigating allegations that three boys linked to the alleged ring were murdered.

Proctor left parliament in 1987 after pleading guilty to acts of gross indecency.

Ex-Tory MP's home searched in child sex investigation

The home of former Conservative MP Harvey Proctor is being searched by police investigating historical allegations of child sex abuse.

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police's Operation Midland are carrying out the search of his home, which is located within the 16,000-acre grounds of Belvoir Castle near Grantham, Leicestershire.

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police's Operation Midland are carrying out the search. Credit: PA Wire

Proctor, 68, works for the Duke and Duchess of Rutland, who live on the estate with their five children.

A Met Police spokesman said he "can confirm officers from Operation Midland are carrying out a search of an address in Grantham in connection with their inquiries".