A Conservative Member of Parliament murdered a young boy during a depraved sex party, a witness has claimed.
The claim is the latest in the investigation into the Westminster pedophile abuse scandal, which allegedly implicates top-ranking individuals in Margaret Thatcher's government in the 1970s and 1980s, including cabinet ministers and intelligence chiefs.
The murder inquiry, originally uncovered by British newspaper the Sunday People and investigative website Exaro, has been taken up by London's Metropolitan Police, who announced on Friday that it was investigating “possible homicide.”
“Detectives from the child abuse investigation command are working closely with colleagues from homicide and major crime concerning this information,” a statement said.
The police force admitted that it found the testimony of the witness, another young boy who was abused by the sex ring, to be credible. The witness, known only as Nick, described how during a ten-year period he was driven to luxury central London residences along with other young boys, where he was sexually and physically abused.
Nick claims that he saw the member of parliament, who cannot yet be named for legal reasons, strangle a boy to death. According to his testimony, two other boys were murdered by the gang, one was run over in a street in broad daylight.
He told investigators, “I knew we were being taken somewhere to be sexually abused by powerful men. But I had no idea of the true horror of what was about to happen.”
Over the weekend, the British newspaper the Sunday Mirror reported that one MP feared he was on a “hit list” after drawing up a dossier threatening to expose the suspected Westminster pedophile ring by naming eight public figures involved.
Britain has been plagued by pedophile scandals in recent years, with popular television personalities including Jimmy Saville and Rolf Harris exposed as sexual abusers.