How the vile lies of a paedo fantasist destroyed innocent men

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How the vile lies of a paedo fantasist destroyed innocent men

Why was Carl Beech, whose claims of abuse and murder rocked the UK establishment but had not a shred of evidence, believed for so long?

Robert Mendick and Martin Evans

Carl Beech, a narcissist, fantasist and now a convicted paedophile, must have been cock-a-hoop. Tom Watson, then a British backbench MP and soon to be elected the Labour Party’s deputy leader, had granted Beech an audience.

This was Beech’s opportunity to tell Watson of the sexual abuse he had suffered at the hands of a murderous paedophile gang that had operated from the Palace of Westminster.

The meeting would set in chain the perfect storm. Scotland Yard’s finest detectives would believe every word Beech told them of three murders and unimaginably depraved child sexual abuse committed by a gang that included a former prime minister and a home secretary, the ex-chiefs of MI5 and MI6, the former head of the army, numerous MPs and TV star Jimmy Savile...

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