Det Insp Clive Driscoll
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Detective who wanted to speak to minister was taken off case

A detective was removed from his post after telling colleagues he wanted to approach Paul Boateng - then government minister in charge of police.

Multiple sources have told the BBC they believe Det Insp Clive Driscoll intended to ask Mr Boateng what - if anything - he knew of a known paedophile, John Carroll.

But before Mr Driscoll could approach him in 1998, he was axed from the case.

There is no suggestion Paul Boateng - now a Lord - had done anything wrong.

Newsnight's Nick Hopkins reports.

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