Operation Midland

14 November 2014

New Scotland Yard

Over the past month, detectives working on Operation Fairbank within the Met’s Specialist Crime and Operations unit have been made aware of allegations concerning serious non recent sexual abuse, said to have occurred over 30 years ago.

Our inquiries into this, over subsequent weeks, have revealed further information regarding possible homicide. Based on our current knowledge, this is the first time that this specific information has been passed to the Met.

"It is important officers are allowed to pursue their work without interference"

At this early stage in this inquiry, with much work still to do, it is not appropriate to issue appeals or reveal more information.

Detectives from the Child Abuse Investigation Command are working closely with colleagues from the Homicide and Major Crime Command concerning this information, which is being looked at under the name of Operation Midland.

We will not be giving a commentary as this inquiry develops, and it is important that officers are allowed to pursue their work without interference.

We will not comment upon speculation as to the identity of any person or locations that may or may not feature in this inquiry.