A ‘senior political figure’ may be outed as a paedophile on Newsnight this evening, it has emerged.
The investigation about the unnamed man, who is alive and could be an MP or an advisor, is currently being legalled by the BBC, who refused to comment on the story today.
It was revealed by the editor of the London-based Bureau of Investigative Journalism, Iain Overton, in a mysterious tweet.
He wrote: ‘If all goes well we’ve got a Newsnight out tonight about a very senior political figure who is a paedophile.’
The Metropolitan Police have told MailOnline they have not been handed anything on the subject of the investigation.
It came after Labour MP Tom Watson shocked the Commons last month by alleging there was ‘clear intelligence’ linking a former Number 10 aide with a notorious group of sex offenders.
He has compiled a dossier allegations for the Metropolitan Police, which is currently dealing with hundreds of allegations of abuse against Jimmy Savile.
Mr Watson suggested a Number 10 insider was named in files connected to the conviction of a child porn smuggler in the early 1990s.
He told the Commons: ‘The evidence used to convict paedophile Peter Righton, if it still exists, contains clear intelligence of a widespread paedophile ring.
‘One of its members boasts of his links to a senior aide of a former prime minister who says he could smuggle indecent images of children from abroad.
‘The leads were not followed up, but if the file still exists I want to ensure that the Metropolitan Police secure the evidence, re-examine it and investigate clear intelligence suggesting a powerful paedophile network linked to Parliament and No 10.’
Mr Cameron said Mr Watson ‘raises a very difficult and complex case’ and he was ‘not entirely sure which former prime minister he is referring to’.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2226833/BREAKING-NEWS-Senior-political-figure-outed-paedophile-Newsnight-investigation-tonight.html#ixzz2B4VsXLOU
Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook