Sunday, March 22, 2015

Police investigate abuse claims against late Labour MPs

Police investigating historical child abuse allegations have been handed new claims relating to late Labour MP Leo Abse and ex-speaker George Thomas.
The allegations were made to South Wales Police and have been passed to another force, the BBC understands.
Mr Abse, a gay rights champion and ex-Labour MP, died in 2008, aged 91.
Last year, police said they were investigating allegations Mr Thomas - a Labour MP and ex-Commons Speaker who died in 1997 - abused a boy, aged 9.
The Sunday Times reported that the fresh claims are understood to have been passed to officers leading an investigation into an alleged "network of politicians".
It says a Church of England review into historical sexual abuse had also passed Mr Abse's name to detectives from Operation Fernbridge - a Met Police inquiry into alleged child abuse involving senior politicians.

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