Police investigate 3 murders in alleged Westminster pedophile inquiry
Officers taking part in the investigation of the so-called “VIP” abuse ring have appealed for victims to come forward with information relating to the inquiry.
Detective Superintendent Kenny McDonald, who is leading the investigation, made a public plea for witnesses on Thursday.
“I appeal to men who were subjected to abuse 30 years ago to come forward. We are also investigating the murder of three young boys – we are determined to find answers.”
Much of the information currently available was given by one alleged victim, known as Nick.
Nick claimed he was abused at high-profile parties and events between the ages of seven and 16 at various London locations, including a flat in Dolphin Square, Pimlico, which is currently being investigated.
McDonald said Nick was a “credible” witness who was telling the truth, and urged residents of Dolphin Square from the 1970s to come forward, as they may have “seen or heard something that they only understand the significance of now.”
No details of the murder inquiries were released, but this is the first time the police have confirmed the number of possible murders they are investigating. Officers are also exploring the possibility that boys were abused at other locations in London, including military establishments.
The latest investigations, which also include allegations that a child was run over, come after Nick gave his first public broadcast in November, where he claimed that his abusers would always “do what they wanted.”
“Some of them were quite open about who they were. They had no fear at all of being caught, it didn't cross their mind,” he said.
Nick further said they “created fear that penetrated every part of me – day in, day out. You didn't question what they wanted, you did as they asked without question and the punishments were very severe.”
“They were very powerful people and they controlled my life for the next nine years,” he added.
The father of an eight-year-old boy killed in 1985 came forward in November, claiming his son Vishal could have been murdered by the Westminster pedophile ring.
Retired magistrate Vishambar Mehrotra recorded a male prostitute who telephoned him claiming his son may have been abducted and taken a local west London hotel. He also allegedly claimed there were “very highly placed people” there.
When Mehrotra initially reported the telephone call, the police refused to investigate a case involving “judges and politicians.”