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Leon Brittan buried in unmarked grave in ‘very private funeral’

Fears of vandalism following revelations of Met paedophile unit’s probe into ex-minister By Mark Conrad, Mark Watts and Nick Fielding 7 February 2015 Former home secretary Lord Brittan has been buried in an unmarked grave because of fears of vandalism. Exaro can reveal that a funeral service was held, amid strict secrecy, for family members at Golders Green Jewish […]

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Carl Beech, Vicious Liar & VIP Paedophile Accuser Jailed for 18 Years

Story Update: July 26, 2019 Carl Beech Jailed for 18 Years Judge tells Carl Beech to stand up: he sentences him to 18 years in jail. He sets the tariff at half that time. — Mark Watts (@MarkWatts_1) July 26, 2019 Judge tells Carl Beech that he is a “manipulative” and “devious” person, who carried […]

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Police probe ‘cover-up’ over Peter Morrison, Exaro debate hears

Robert Montagu makes impassioned plea at Exaro event for mandatory reporting of CSA By Mark Watts and Matthew Gilley | 3 February 2016 Police have opened an investigation into why allegations against Tory grandee Sir Peter Morrison of sexually molesting underage boys were dropped. Paul Connew, former editor of the Sunday Mirror, made the disclosure while speaking at Exaro’s panel […]

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Jersey’s former deputy police chief slams island’s abuse inquiry

Lenny Harper set to accuse inquiry of losing its focus and becoming ‘totally distorted’ By Mark Conrad | 11 January 2016 “I am tempted to speculate that it is an attempt to distract attention away from victims” – Lenny Harper, Jersey’s former deputy police chief Jersey’s former deputy police chief is set to accuse the island’s inquiry into […]

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‘Jane’: witnesses should come forward despite Leon Brittan row

Woman who alleged rape by ex-minister still urges others to report such claims to police By Mark Conrad and Mark Watts | 4 December 2015 “Officers on the Fairbank team were very supportive and considerate” – Jane Survivors of sexual abuse should still come forward to police despite controversy over the rape claim against Lord Brittan, says the complainant in […]

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Ex-flatmates support ‘Jane’ over rape claim against Leon Brittan

Two friends come forward to deny media reports of ‘contradicting’ complainant to Met By Mark Conrad | 27 November 2015 Friends of a woman allegedly raped by the late Lord Brittan in 1967 have denied media reports that they “contradicted” her account to police. Two women who decades ago shared their flat in north London with the complainant, […]

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Met investigates Panorama source over leak of CSA survivor’s ID

Yard’s directorate of professional standards starts probe into programme’s police source By Tim Wood and Mark Watts | 5 October 2015 Police are investigating a senior detective who is a confidential source for BBC1’s Panorama over the leaking of secret identities of complainants in abuse cases. Communications seen by Exaro reveal that the Metropolitan Police Service’s directorate of professional standards […]

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IPCC launches 13 more probes into paedophile ‘cover-ups’

“Corruption” allegedly closed operations into MPs, council officers, even a police officer By Mark Watts and Mark Conrad | 17 September 2015 “Allegation that an MP was only charged with specimen charges for child sex offences and not more numerous or serious offences” – IPCC statement Police are under investigation over another 13 cases where operations into claims of child […]

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Harvey Proctor’s ex-lover talks to Met’s ‘Operation Midland’

Detectives assess information from new witness about critical period for investigation By Mark Conrad and Mark Watts | 14 September 2015 “That claim is an insult to the LGBT community, as well as victims of child sex abuse” – Harvey Proctor’s former lover Detectives are assessing evidence provided to them by a man who claims to be an ex-lover of […]

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Analysis: why police continue to investigate claims by ‘Nick’

Operation Midland is a probe into credible testimony, writes Exaro’s Editor-in-Chief By Mark Watts | 5 September 2015 Why did detectives publicly say that they regarded a key witness’s extraordinary account of child sex abuse as “credible”? This is what I am most frequently asked about the Metropolitan Police Service’s ‘Operation Midland’, coming slightly ahead of questions that […]