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A detective was removed from his post after telling colleagues he wanted to approach Paul Boateng – then government minister in charge of police.
Multiple sources have told the BBC they believe Det Insp Clive Driscoll intended to ask Mr Boateng what – if anything – he knew of a known paedophile, John Carroll.
But before Mr Driscoll could approach him in 1998 he was axed from the case.
There is no suggestion Paul Boateng – now a Lord – had done anything wrong.
Now under the supervision of the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), the Metropolitan Police has for three years been reviewing why Mr Driscoll was ordered to leave the south London borough of Lambeth in November 1998, and what happened to the information he had gathered.
Justice Lowell Goddard, who this month begins hearings for her inquiry into historical allegations of child sexual abuse in a wide range of institutions, has stated that one of her priorities will be to get to the bottom of what happened in Lambeth, one of the most troubled and scandal-plagued councils in the UK.