Former Home Secretary Leon Brittan was one of a number of high-profile people who attended paedophile parties in a notorious gay brothel, it was claimed back in 2015.
Brittan is said to have abused children at Elm Guest House, a boarding house in Barnes, west London, which was run as a brothel in the 1970s and 1980s, according to the Daily Star Sunday.
Among the shocking accusations are claims that one of Brittan’s victims was a 10-year-old primary school boy.
Other details that were reported include how a social worker described in testimony details seeing photos, taken in the 1970s, of Brittan dressed in kinky outfits with naked boys sitting on his lap.
Award-winning investigator Mark Williams-Thomas, who had previously exposed Jimmy Savile as a paedophile, confirmed: “Police took the allegation very seriously.”
Over the years, Brittan had been plagued with rumours surrounding his private life and supposed failure to act over an alleged cover-up of a missing dossier containing allegations of Establishment sex abuse.
Mr Williams-Thomas explained that police had become aware in 2013 of a suspected sexual assault of a young boy in the 1980s.
The man is now said to live in the US and the reports suggest that he is now willing to make a statement and name Brittan as his alleged abuser.
Mr Williams-Thomas said: “In 2013 the police became aware of information that related to an allegation of sexual assault of a young boy in the 1980s.
“This information related directly to a sexual assault alleged to have occurred at the well known and notorious Elm Guest House. It was alleged the offender was Leon Brittan.
“Police took the allegation very seriously and believed it to be credible.”
He then explained how Elm Guest House was searched by police almost 33 years ago in 1982 after fears that children were being abused there were sparked.
However, no investigation was launched at the time into the potential offences.
He said: “At the time no investigation was done into potential child abuse offences. This was clearly a massive failing by police.
“Following the Savile exposé in 2012, Elm Guest House was investigated again, properly this time – an investigation that remains ongoing under the name Operation Fairbank.
“In 2013, officers travelled abroad to see the potential victim. This person is now an adult but was aged ten when the alleged abuse occurred.
“The man now lives in the US and, prior to travelling to see him, the British police asked the local sheriff to visit and speak to him.
“The sheriff confirmed the man was prepared to make a statement and name Leon Brittan as his alleged abuser.
“Local police added they felt his account was credible. Yet between the time of the local police speaking to the alleged victim and the British police flying out to see him and take a statement, he changed his mind.
“I am aware of a specific reason as to why I believe he changed his mind. At this stage I can’t say what this is, other than to say he came under pressure not to give a statement.
“The British police therefore had a credible alleged victim and other supporting evidence from the 1982 raid.
“If he (the alleged victim) had given a signed statement Leon Brittan would have been formally interviewed under caution over the child abuse allegation.”
Brittan was also named by another alleged victim as being part of a group of VIPs who attended paedophile orgies at the Dolphin Square flats near Westminster.
The former Home Secretary made no public comment on the allegations before his death, but friends of the politician said he was horrified by the claims.
During the time of his death, police were investigating Brittan after a woman claimed he raped her in the late 1960s.
Brittan has also been slammed after files containing evidence of a Westminster paedophile ring, handed to him in 1983, went missing and were never investigated.
In the following documentary, entitled “Spies, Lords & Predators: “Murders by Westminster Paedophile Ring”, more people came forward and accused Leon Brittan to have sexually abused them as children:
Shortly after his Brittan’s death, former Cabinet colleague John Gummer told MPs to “shut up” or come clean about what they know concerning the missing dossier.
Mr Williams-Thomas said: “I have heard the many rumours flying around. This is why I’ve chosen to set out what was known about Leon Brittan and what was being investigated – no rumour, no assumptions, just fact.
“I am doing exactly what Leon Brittan’s friends have said – ‘put up or shut up’.
“Ultimately only Lord Brittan knows exactly what happened over his many years – true or false, these are the allegations he faced.”
David Mellor, another of Thatcher’s cabinet ministers, called the allegations “unwarranted” and denied any truth in them.
“I’m especially sad he died after he was subjected to unwarranted criticism and innuendo,” he said.
“It is sad for me that he’s died while that was uppermost in his mind. It’s a terrible way for a tremendous man to go.”
By Levi Winchester, Guest writer