A former child protection officer says British police had threatened him to stop his investigations into child abuse by high-profile MPs in 1990.
Chris Fay said he was threatened with a gun to his head to avoid probing allegations surrounding Elm Guest House in Barnes, where young boys were allegedly taken to be abused by a VIP pedophile ring.
According to Fay, members of Special Branch routinely warned him, his colleagues, and even the victims when the story broke in in early 90s.
“At one point they had me up against a wall by my throat with a gun at my head telling me in no uncertain terms that I was to back away if I knew what was good for me,” Fay said.
“I was told by the police implicitly, ‘We do not want you to come to us with big names’,” he added.
Fay, who worked for National Association of Young People In Care attacked the Metropolitan police for “physically” stopping the victims from speaking with the group and said they were acting like “gangsters”.
“I witnessed Special Branch officers manhandling them [the victims] and turning them away with a warning to keep their mouths shut. It was blatant,” said the 67 year-old child protection officer.
Campaigner Bill Maloney also accused the police of protecting high-profile criminals, saying “police cover-ups to protect the wealthy” should stop immediately.
The British police have so far declined to comment on Fay’s remarks.
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