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Homes Of Leon Brittan and Lord Bramall Raided in VIP Paedophile Child Abuse Probe

Homes Of Leon Brittan and Lord Bramall Raided in VIP Paedophile Child Abuse Probe

As part of the investigation into historic child abuse, officers from Operation Midland have reportedly raided the homes of Leon Brittan and the home of former armed forces chief, 91 year old Lord Bramall.

Detectives raided two properties belonging to the former Home Secretary in London and North Yorkshire earlier this week,  just six weeks after his death

At the same time a house in Surrey, owned by Lord Bramall, once the Army’s highest ranking officer was also searched.

Homes Of Leon Brittan and Lord Bramall Raided in VIP Paedophile Child Abuse Probe

The Mirror reports:

And in a dramatic development officers from Operation Midland – set up to ­investigate historic claims of child abuse by a group of powerful men – also searched the home of 91-year-old D-Day veteran Lord Bramall, once Britain’s highest-ranking Army officer.

The four raids were carried out at dawn on Wednesday at the same time officers swooped on the home of former Tory MP Harvey Proctor , 68.

Sources say the they were signed off by a “senior figure” in the Operation Midland team.

No arrests were made and there is no indication either Mr Proctor or Baron Bramall will have to give formal statements.

It is unclear why Lord Bramall is of interest to the officers or why his home is connected to the inquiry.

Police have refused to elaborate on the reason behind the search of his property.

A source close to the ­investigation said: “To carry out four ­simultaneous searches on a scale like this is a major work.

No arrests were made and there is no indication either Mr Proctor or Baron Bramall will have to give formal statements.

It is unclear why Lord Bramall is of interest to the officers or why his home is connected to the inquiry.

Police have refused to elaborate on the reason behind the search of his property.

A source close to the ­investigation said: “To carry out four ­simultaneous searches on a scale like this is a major work.

“They are acting on information but at this stage are not prepared to give any explanation.

“They are examining multiple leads. It’s fair to say they are being very thorough. They will go wherever the evidence might lead them.”

A team of 20 detectives including forensic officers were involved in the four raids.