And a further 6 referrals being assessed.
Mar 26, 2015
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is to manage a further three investigations detailing allegations of corruption in the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) in relation to child sex offences dating from the 1970s to the 2000s.
This is in addition to the 14 referrals announced on 16 March. All relate to allegations about:
- Suppressing evidence;
- Hindering or halting investigations;
- Covering up the offences because of the involvement of members of parliament and police officers
These three referrals are:
1) Allegation that a child abuse investigation in central London gathered evidence against MP’s, judges, media entertainers, police, actors, clergy and others. The file was submitted to start proceedings against those identified and two months later an officer was called in by a senior MPS officer and told to drop the case.
2) Allegation about police actions during a child abuse investigation in the 1980s.
3) A related allegation about the same investigation.
The IPCC is also assessing a further six referrals it has received from the MPS relating to similar matters.