No evidence of Ted Heath paedophile cover-up, says police watchdog
Claims that a police investigation into a brothel madam was dropped after she threatened to accuse Ted Heath of being a paedophile were groundless, it has been confirmed.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission said the case against Myra Forde was dropped due to a lack of evidence, rather than claims she made about the former Prime Minister.
An officer from Wiltshire Police sparked controversy by making a statement from outside Mr Heath's former home last year calling for witnesses to come forward.
But the IPCC said it had spoken to Judge Seed, who was prosecuting barrister at the time of the case in 1994.
It said: "He said he had never met [Sir Edward Heath] and he would not have spared his blushes."
Another officer told the IPCC that he had regarded Ms Forde as "a bit of a fantasist".
Wiltshire Police said it was still investigating "a number of lines of inquiry" around Mr Heath.