A former MP who was among those wrongly accused by sex abuse fantasist 'Nick' has hit out at Met Police chief Cressida Dick for failing to correct an officer who described the lurid claims as 'credible and true'.
In a radio interview this morning, the Commissioner was questioned about Operation Midland, the controversial £2.5million investigation into the claims of Carl Beech, which ruined the reputations of some of Britain's most respected public servants.
She revealed that she heard DS Kenny McDonald describe Beech's claims as 'credible and true' at a 2014 press conference and knew instantly it was a mistake.
Harvey Proctor, one of those whose name was dragged through the mud by the bungling investigation, has questioned why she appears to have done nothing to correct the error.
Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick (left) has admitted her force's shambolic investigation into the lies of VIP sex ring fantasist Carl Beech (right) has damaged Scotland Yard's reputation
Detective Superintendent Kenny McDonald, who described Beech as being 'credible and true'
Ms Dick said she was initially the line manager of the officer who set up Operation Midland.
She was an assistant commissioner responsible for overseeing the work of murder squads when DS McDonald made the controversial 'credible and true' comments.
She said she was driving her car when she heard the 'credible and true' statement of DS Kenny McDonald broadcast on the radio.
She told LBC radio: 'I just felt for him... I remember thinking "oh, no", I know he didn't mean to say that. What he will have meant to say was that "this person appears credible" and unfortunately, when pressed and pressed, he said "credible and true".
'That of course was a mistake. It was unfortunate and it dented people's confidence in the investigation from there on in.'
Harvey Proctor, the former MP who was wrongly accused by Beech, says Ms Dick is 'part and parcel of what went wrong'
Mr Proctor, who was wrongly accused of being a child killer by Beech, said she did almost nothing to correct the mistake.
He told MailOnline: 'On the 10th December  she heard the words when she was driving her car. She