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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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Ex-MP won't face further action over historical sex abuse

Former Conservative MP Harvey Proctor said he has been told he will face no further action in relation to a police investigation looking into historical allegations of sex abuse.

Former Tory MP has been told he will not face any further action. Credit: PA

Mr Proctor was investigated as part of Operation Midland - Scotland Yard's long running investigation into historical VIP abuse allegations.

The 69-year-old was interviewed twice under caution as part of Operation Midland.

He has consistently denied any wrongdoing, claiming he was the victim of a homosexual witch-hunt.

I have been advised that the Metropolitan Police Service has informed my solicitors that they intend to take no further action with regard to my involvement with Operation Midland.

– Harvey Proctor, Former Conservative MP

He was the last living person under investigation in the multi-million pound operation.

The most recent cost of the investigation – from November 2015 - stood at £1.7 million, but the final cost is yet to be published.

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