The Met Police has launched a further investigation into historic child sex abuse – this time focusing on the Roman Catholic Church in England.
I understand from good sources that the Met Police are investigating the role of a Roman Catholic bishop – both involving allegations involving paedophilia and whether he protected Roman Catholic priests who were alleged paedophiles.
For legal reasons I cannot say much more since there is an ongoing criminal investigation under Operation Fernbridge where they have already been two arrests and a decision is expected this week by the Met Police whether to charge the two individuals or extend their bail.
Quite separately I am also told the Met Police may start soon investigating other Catholic institutions in the UK.
A statement from the Roman Catholic church said: ” “I am not aware of any generic police investigation into sexual abuse linked to the Catholic Church in…
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