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Harvey Proctor risks prison for not helping police with historic child abuse scandal

FORMER politician Harvey Proctor has refused to give evidence to a police review into the handling of historic sex abuse probes.
Mr Proctor, Tory MP for Basildon from 1979 to 1983 and Billericay from 1983 to 1987, had his home raided and was twice interviewed under caution as part of a Met Police investigation into an alleged Westminster paedophile ring. The investigation, Operation Midland, was shut down earlier this year without making a single arrest, having lasted 16 months and cost £1.8million. In a letter to Louise Oakley, the lawyer assisting retired judge Sir Richard Henriques with the Met review, Mr Proctor claimed the investigation will not be independent. Declining an invitation to meet with Sir Richard this week, he said: "You are participating in a secret inquiry which is a cover-up and destined to become a 'brilliant' whitewash." Mr Proctor has refused to meet Sir Richard, partly because the retired judge wrote a separate, damning report for the Crown Prosec…

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