‘Nick’ to be charged with perverting the course of justice over Westminster allegations
The man known only as ‘Nick’ whose allegations led to a £2.5 million police investigation lasting 16 months into a Westminster paedophile ring has been charged with allegedly lying about child murders and abuse.
‘I hope there will be no unnecessary delays in arranging the trial. The torture that was and is Operation Midland should end as soon as is possible.’
I always wanted to be private after 1987
An interview with Harvey Proctor features in Jon Robins’ new book Guilty Until Proven Innocent (published by Biteback). He had spent the best part of three decades living away from the public eye before his home was raided by the Metropolitan Police. The former Conservative MP’s political career ended in disgrace in 1987, convicted of gross indecency for crimes relating to encounters with male prostitutes aged between 17 and 21 years.
‘I didn’t want to be in the public arena,’ he said. ‘I wanted to be private. I had always wanted to be private after what happened in 1987.’
Proctor He lost his job and home as a result of the allegations made by Nick. Proctor had been living in relative obscurity working as private secretary to the Duke and Duchess of Rutland.
Author: Jon Robins
Jon is editor of the Justice Gap. He is a freelance journalist. Jon’s books include The First Miscarriage of Justice (Waterside Press, 2014), The Justice Gap (LAG, 2009) and People Power (Daily Telegraph/LawPack, 2008). Jon is a journalism lecturer at Winchester University and a visiting senior fellow in access to justice at the University of Lincoln. He is twice winner of the Bar Council’s journalism award (2015 and 2005) and is shortlisted for this year’s Criminal Justice Alliance’s journalism award