Operation Fairbank, the Met Police investigation, started after allegations from Labour MP Tom Watson of an alleged paedo ring involving Westminster MPs, has taken a significant new turn.
A report on Exaro News website ( http://www.exaronews.com ) today by ex Guardian journos David Pallister and myself goes into full details.
Basically documents, including a list of Mps , Conservative, Labour and Liberal – some dead, some alive – and other prominent figures , which we have seen but are not naming, are now in the possession of the police. They also have the 16 names of the boys who could have been sexually abused.
The raid last week on the flat of Mary Moss, a former head of the now defunct National Association of Young People in Care, allowed police to look at documents relating to the Elm Tree Guest House in Barnes, west London, in the 1980s. Police obtained a search warrant after she declined to co-operate but she is now co-operating fully with the investigation.
Another 19 box files , hidden in a neighbours shed, were voluntarily handed over to the police by Mary Moss after the raid.
The police have also asked Richmond Council to hand over a full dossier of young people in their care at the time after being alerted by a source who came to Exaro.