Met creating team to deal with historical child abuse cases
By Tom Symonds
Home Affairs correspondent
18 September 2015
From the section UK
The Metropolitan Police is creating a team of 90 officers and staff to tackle the increasing workload resulting from allegations of historical child abuse.
The new team will handle 29 separate allegations that previous inquiries were blocked because prominent people were identified as suspects.
It will also deal with work resulting from Justice Lowell Goddard’s child abuse public inquiry.
It will consist of reorganised staff rather than new recruits.
The BBC understands the controversial Operation Midland – which is investigating claims of child abuse by establishment figures – will continue as a “standalone operation” because it is also examining allegations of child killings.
Scotland Yard has finished a routine review of the Midland investigation which began in April, partly to consider further lines of inquiry. The results have not yet been made public.
The Met has made no detailed comment about Operation Midland for months. There have been reports it will be scaled back because …read more
Source:: BBC UK