Details of the Met’s fears over the allegations emerged after former Conservative MP Harvey Proctor accused police of a ‘gay witch-hunt’ when he disclosed that he had been questioned over the alleged murders.
Operation Midland investigated claims that a VIP child sex abuse ring operated from Dolphin Square in Pimlico, pictured, during the 1970s or 1980s although officers have not found any evidence to support the allegations The VIP paedophile inquiry began to unravel in September last year when the Mail revealed how officers had ‘grave doubts’ about Nick.
Many detectives believed the inquiry – which has already cost the taxpayer more than £2million – should have been wound up then.
Senior figures in the separate judge-led public inquiry into historic child sex abuse and in the Crown Prosecution Service were told several months ago that there appeared to be no substance to the allegations made by Nick.
Ten months after police raided the home of Lord Bramall and later interviewed the 92-year-old under caution, Scotland Yard said he would face no further action.
The evidence against the field marshal was so weak detectives did not even bother sending a file to the Crown Prosecution Service.
A series of Daily Mail articles has questioned the credibility of Lord Bramall’s accuser, a man known as Nick, who has made hotly contested allegations of triple murder and abuse against senior figures.
Field Marshal Lord Bramall, left, has been told Scotland Yard has dropped an investigation against him relating to allegations of historical child sex abuse after detectives failed to uncover sufficient evidence Last month we revealed that a year after Scotland Yard declared Nick’s allegations to be ‘credible and true’, no evidence had been found to support his lurid claims.
He had accused Lord Bramall, Edward Heath, Leon Brittan and former security chiefs of abuse.
But he questioned why it had taken so long when his innocence was ‘obvious’.
‘It’s a terrible thing for someone of my age, with an impeccable record of public service …
only now, very grudgingly do they say they don’t propose to take any action,’ he told The Times.