More than 300 ‘VIPs’ are being probed by police over historical sex abuse allegations, the officer in charge of the investigations revealed.

Chief Constable Simon Bailey, of Norfolk police, revealed that 302 people in the public eye – including TV and radio personalities, athletes and politicians – were on the radar of his Operation Hydrant team following complaints.

Hydrant was set up to coordinate probes into child sex abuse at state institutions – such as hospitals, children’s homes and schools – or carried out by those with “public prominence”.

It was launched last year in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal and other high profile abuse cases.

Mr Bailey, the police national lead on child abuse, said 2,156 people had been identified as suspects, including the 302 VIPs. The last update in May saw 261 well-known names under suspicion.

More than 300 ‘VIPs’ are being probed by police over historical sex abuse allegations, the officer in charge of the investigations revealed.

Source: More than 300 ‘VIPs’ being probed over sex abuse in wake of Jimmy Savile scandal – Mirror Online

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