The BBC documentary investigating the background of Peter Righton.
It was a question to the Prime Minister in the House of Commons by Tom Watson MP which mentioned Peter Righton that led to the set up of Operation Fairbank.
Tom Watson MP said –
“The evidence file – used to convict paedophile Peter Righton – if it still exists, contains clear intelligence of a widespread paedophile ring. One of it’s members boasts of his links to a senior aide of a former Prime minister, who says he could smuggle indecent images of children from abroad. The leads were not followed up, but if the files still exist, 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 Number 10″. – Tom Watson MP