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Friday 15 December 2017

Thatcher 'told of aide's under-age sex party'

Margaret Thatcher. Photo: Getty
Margaret Thatcher. Photo: Getty

A former senior police officer has claimed that he warned Margaret Thatcher about claims that one of her top aides held sex parties with under-age boys.

Barry Strevens, who worked as the prime minister's personal bodyguard, said that he passed on the allegations about Peter Morrison.

He said that Thatcher appointed Morrison deputy party chairman of the Conservatives despite this.

The Old Etonian, who died in 1995 at the age of 51, has since been linked to claims of sex abuse at children's homes in North Wales.

Mr Strevens, an ex-detective chief inspector, said: "I am sure he would have given her assurances about the rumours as otherwise she wouldn't have given him the job."

A full-scale investigation into claims of an alleged paedophile ring in Westminster was announced earlier this month.

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