FORMER PAEDOPHILE PRIME MINISTER EDWARD HEATH WOULD HAVE BEEN ARRESTED AND QUESTIONED OVER CHILD SEX ABUSE ALLEGATIONS IF HE WERE ALIVE TODAY
Former Conservative Prime Minister Edward Heath would have been arrested and questioned regarding allegations of historic child sex abuse, if he were alive today, the national press has reported.
An in-depth police report has concluded that several of the 40+ allegations made against the prime minister, all revolving around child sex abuse, are credible and would warrant Ted Heath being questioned under official police caution if he were alive today.
According to police, at least 7 of the allegations against Mr Heath are deemed as being ‘credible’, these include the rape of a male child sex worker aged 11 and sexual assault against four other children and two adults.
The police investigation carried out by Wiltshire Police Force, called Operation Conifer, stated that if Edward Heath were alive today, the legal threshold of credible evidence would have been reached and would have justified the arrest and interrogation of the former prime minister.
Edward Heath died at his home in Salisbury in 2005 at the age of 89 years old, however, allegations about his sexual appetite for young boys and children have long existed and can be tracked as far back as his early days an MP. Due to these allegations a two-year inquiry costing over £1.5 million, to the UK taxpayer, was set up to investigate whether any of these allegations had any substance and were credible enough to arrest and question the former MP for Bexley.
While the investigation has concluded with the report stating that some of the allegations were credible against Mr Heath and that if he were alive today he would have been questioned, no further action will be taken as a dead man can not be prosecuted. Instead, the allegations will remain on UK police records with Mr Heath’s name being recorded as a suspect.
Wiltshire Police released a statement which said: ‘It is important to state that the role of the police in a criminal investigation as to the likely guilt or innocence of a person who is subject to allegations. ‘Therefore, the findings in the report published today do not state whether Sir Edward Heath was guilty of any criminal offences or comment on the prospect of a successful prosecution had he been alive today.’
Just like Jimmy Savile, Edward Heath has escaped justice. This news has left many with a sense of outrage and anger and more than a few eyebrows are now being raised at how whispers and allegations can long be heard while culprits are alive, yet it’s only in death that the truth finally comes out. It would appear that power can silence even the most sinister of allegations. Maybe it is time that we start holding the government to account and let them know that it’s no longer acceptable for paedophiles to escape justice and the truth to air when they’re dead, as a society and most importantly for the victims, we need justice while these offenders are still alive.