Char­ity to chal­lenge Ted re­port

The People - - NEWS FEATURES & - By Dan War­bur­ton

A PROBE into claims of child rape by Sir Ted Heath is fac­ing a “sub­stan­tial com­plaint” from sup­port­ers.

The ex PM, who died in 2005, has been un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion af­ter al­le­ga­tions of abuse in the 1960s.

Lord Hunt of Wir­ral, chair­man of The Sir Ed­ward Heath Char­i­ta­ble Foun­da­tion, said the in­quiry was “deeply flawed”.

Wilt­shire Po­lice said this week Sir Ed­ward would have faced ques­tion­ing over an at­tack on a boy of 11 if the politi­cian was still alive.

Vow­ing to com­plain to the In­de­pen­dent Po­lice Com­plaints Com­mis­sion, Lord Hunt said: “Sir Ed­ward’s rep­u­ta­tion has been un­fairly tar­nished.

“No liv­ing per­son would be sub­ject to a trawl for ac­cu­sa­tions with no in­de­pen­dent re­view of ‘ev­i­dence’.”

CLAIMS: Sir Ed­ward Heath


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