A former Special branch police officer has called for an amnesty to help retired colleagues share what they know of the paedophile network operating in Westminster in the 1980s.
This follows the announcement of the Home Office review which is to investigate the handling of documents relating to claims of a paedophile ring at Westminster in the 1980s.
Former officer, Chris Hobbs, believes that the only way to get all police officers to come forward is to offer them ‘some sort of protection.’ He said “ It would help set officers’ minds at rest, that they weren’t suddenly going to be subject to the criminal investigations for just possibly doing what they were told.”
Asked what he thought about this proposed amnesty, Peter Garsden, president of the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers said: It depends what they are being given an amnesty against – if it is an intention to pervert the course of justice then that is fine. However, if they are part of a paedophile ring that involves the MPs then one does not want to let them off a criminal prosecution.”