By Stephen Wright for the Daily Mail
Published: 22:15 BST, 30 April 2020 | Updated: 22:16 BST, 30 April 2020
The police watchdog has ordered an inquiry into why Scotland Yard failed to investigate two more VIP abuse fantasists who lied about a Westminster paedophile ring.
The pair – known only as A and B – made false statements supporting claims by fantasist ‘Nick’, whose real name is Carl Beech, about a murderous VIP paedophile ring that Britain’s biggest force had called ‘credible and true’.
Their lies in 2015 prolonged the investigation into the allegations, known as Operation Midland, and the torment of those falsely accused by Beech for months.
Police watchdog have ordered an inquiry into why two abuse fantasists weren't investigated after lying about a Westminster paedophile ring to support Carl Beech's claims (pictured)
Ex-Metropolitan Police deputy assistant commissioner Steve Rodhouse, who headed the bungled probe, later admitted A and B – who have shocking criminal records – told ‘deliberate’ lies to his officers.
Yet no action was taken despite ex-High Court judge Sir Richard Henriques saying in a scathing report that an outside force should probe them for trying to pervert the course of justice.
Mr Rodhouse had also previously decided not to investigate paedophile Beech for telling lies.
A senior legal source, with knowledge of the Nick