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Westminster paedophile ring victims ‘will snub Fiona Woolf probe over Leon Brittan link’

Westminster paedophile ring victims 'will snub Fiona Woolf probe over Leon Brittan link'

The child abuse inquiry headed by Fiona Woolf was dealt another blow Thursday when a prominent campaigner said victims would not take part in it, reports the Mirror

Whistleblower Peter McKelvie, who raised the alarm about prominent individuals engaged in child sex abuse two years ago, said: “It’s a process that survivors I’m talking to say they really don’t want to be part of.

“I really don’t think they will cooperate with this particular process at all.”

Home Secretary Theresa May is desperate to keep Ms Woolf in the post after losing her first choice Baroness Elizabeth Butler-Sloss.

The baroness stepped down after allegations resurfaced that her late brother, Lord Havers, tried to gag a whistleblowing MP while he was attorney general.

But Mr McKelvie, a former local authority child protection manager, told the BBC: “There is just no trust in the whole process, from the appointment of Butler-Sloss up to the appointment of Fiona Woolf.

“Because the one thing survivors wanted this time was a completely independent inquiry not led by anyone who they perceived to be a member of the establishment.”