The revelations about child sex abuse in the wake of allegations made against the late TV presenter Sir Jimmy Savile continue unabated, and today, the Daily Star claims that a paedophile ring – that’s alleged to have links to Savile – may have connections to No10 Downing Street.
Labour MP Tom Watson has stated he has “clear evidence” that a paedophile ring was connected to a former British government. He also claims that an aide to a former Prime Minister smuggled indecent images on children into No10.
The Daily Star reports, “Mr Watson suggested during Prime Minister’s Question Time that the paedo ring may have been operating at a time when Jimmy Savile, who had strong establishment connections, was abusing children.”
He also made reference to notorious paedophile Peter Righton, who was convicted in 1992” after years of criminal activity.”
Using his Parliamentary privilege, Mr Watson said, “The evidence file used to convict Peter Righton, if it still exists, contains clear intelligence of a widespread paedophile ring…
“One of its members boasts of his links to a senior aide of a former Prime Minister, who says he could smuggle indecent images of children from abroad.
“The leads were not followed up, but if the files still exist, I want to ensure that the Metropolitan Police secure the evidence, reexamine it and investigate clear intelligence suggesting a powerful paedophile network linked to Parliament and No10.”
Prime Minister David Cameron replied to Mr Watson in the House of Commons, saying that he was “not entirely sure” which former Prime Minister Mr Watson was referring to. However, it seems Mr Watson would not elaborate.
Police are currently investigating upwards of 200 allegations of sexual abuse against Savile and other as yet unnamed TV stars. The BBC are also carrying out an internal inquiry into claims some of the sexual abuse of children took place on the corporation’s premises.
A Scotland Yard spokesman confirmed yesterday that so far, no-one had been arrested or interviewed in regard to the allegations.