Police probe into VIP paedo ring case branded a whitewash as cops are cleared of misconduct

Police probe into VIP paedo ring case branded a whitewash as cops are cleared of misconduct

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A POLICE probe into its handling of a VIP paedophile case has been branded a whitewash.

Watchdogs identified it as a “learning opportunity” but cleared cops of wrongdoing.

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Cressida Dick yesterday apologised for ‘mistakes that were made’ in Operation Midland, but a police watchdog cleared cops of wrongdoing[/caption]

Former MP Harvey Proctor, 72, falsely accused of being in a VIP paedo ring, called their report “a transparent stitch-up”.

Met chief Cressida Dick yesterday apologised for “mistakes that were made” in Operation Midland, which she set up in 2014 to probe claims by a fantasist called “Nick”.

But she failed to address questions of her involvement in the operation, which collapsed after 16 months.

A previous review found detectives misled a judge to obtain search warrants.


But the Independent Office of Police Conduct said yesterday they had not deliberately misled the court.

They identified “shortcomings and organisational failings” and issued 16 “learning recommendations” but found no evidence of misconduct.

“Nick”, real name Carl Beech, was jailed for 18 years in July for making false claims against public figures in order to claim compensation.

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Harvey Proctor, who was falsely accused by ‘Nick’, branded the watchdog’s report as a ‘a transparent stitch-up’[/caption]

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Fantasist Carl Beech was jailed for making false claims against public figures[/caption]


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