Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:6AM
The British police have launched investigations into allegations that members of the Conservative party were involved in a pedophile ring that sexually abused children in care in the 1980’s. The probe comes after a wave of scandalous revelations about widespread sexual abuse of children by rings of celebrities and politicians as epitomized by the deceased BBC presenter Jimmy Savile, who is now accused of more than 400 cases of sexual molestation. The Scotland Yard investigations, dubbed Operation Fernbridge, will look into abuse of kids in care at Elm Guest House, in a southwestern London suburb. The operation will examine claims of abuse by a host of prominent figures including former senior members of British Prime Minister David Cameron’s party who victimized residents of a nearby care home run by Richmond Council and escaped justice thanks to their connections. Those being investigated include a “senior aide of a former Prime Minister”, Labour MP Tom Watson, who has handed related evidence to the police, said at a House of Commons session back in October. “I want to ensure that the Metropolitan Police secure the evidence, re-examine it, and investigate clear intelligence suggesting a powerful paedophile network linked to Parliament and No 10,” he added. The Scotland Yard has now confirmed that they have examined his evidence and found them serious enough to pass “the threshed for a criminal investigation”. “The allegations under Operation Fernbridge were initially assessed under Operation Fairbank which was information passed to police by MP Tom Watson. Operation Fernbridge reached the threshold for a criminal investigation,” Scotland Yard said in a statement. AMR/HE