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.