I know that the police must investigate all claims, but as soon as I saw articles accusing Ted Heath, Enoch Powell and Field Marshall Lord Bramall I knew the claims were fabricated. They've thrown common sense out of the window in an attempt to atone for their Saville screw up.
"The concept of the former Head of the Armed forces, a former Prime Minister, an ex Home Secretary, former Heads of MI5 and MI6 and a Conservative MP being engaged in raping, grievously injuring and torturing a young boy in a swimming pool with a Labour MP and a former senior Army Officer watching was simply ludicrous," Sir Richard says.
Yes, an absolute scandal, I've been hearing about this on the radio. Mud like that sticks, too, no matter how innocent you are. Makes the whole "believe the victim" horribly complicated when people have the capacity to make shit up, whether they're attention-seekers or mentally disturbed.
Still, “lessons will be learned”, incredibly apologies will be incredibly intoned, and the aptly-named Commissioner Dick will probably end up getting some more gongs and scrambled egg on her comic opera dress uniform.
I agree on a half-and-half basis ... According to the article there was indeed a crime - there was definite evidence the girl had been raped. However, DNA testing is / was still pending to determine whether or not the now-deceased preacher was the rapist.