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Officer taken off politician child abuse inquiry

A former senior Metropolitan Police officer says he was moved from his post when he revealed plans to investigate politicians over child abuse claims.

Clive Driscoll says his inquiry into 1980s London children's homes was "all too uncomfortable to a lot of people".

He told BBC Newsnight's Laura Kuenssberg that after it had been agreed that he should pass on information about potential suspects to Lambeth Council, he was advised that it was "inappropriate" and was subjected to disciplinary proceedings.

The Met said it was looking into his claims concerning his removal from the investigation and have called him to a meeting in Scotland Yard on Wednesday.

  • 16 Jul 2014
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