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Minister who blew whistle on police child abuse errors ‘is threatened by UK’s top cop

Minister who blew whistle on police child abuse errors ‘is threatened by UK’s top cop

Cabinet Office Minister Rob Wilson claims to have received ‘darkly veiled threats’:

A Tory Minister is embroiled in an explosive row with Britain’s top policewoman amid claims she ‘threatened’ him over a child sex abuse case.

Cabinet Office Minister Rob Wilson said Sara Thornton, the chief constable of Thames Valley Police, tried to stop him raising allegations of police errors in a ‘sickening’ paedophile scandal.

Wilson claimed he received ‘darkly veiled threats’ to drop claims that police failed to warn a young mother she was working with a dangerous paedophile who went on to abuse her son. And he said one of the ‘threats’ was made by Ms Thornton.

But Ms Thornton, said to be David Cameron’s favourite police leader, hit back angrily last night. In a statement to The Mail on Sunday she rejected the allegations as ‘unfounded’

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