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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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Heath abuse claims: Police appeal for information

Wiltshire Police have urged any alleged victims, or anyone with information which could help the investigation into allegations of child abuse by former Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath, to have the "confidence and courage to come forward".

Superintendent Sean Memory said:

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