Police Watchdog to probe claims paedophile sergeant ordered junior officer to keep quiet after catching MP with two boys at sex party

The police watchdog is to examine claims that a paedophile sergeant ordered a junior officer not to tell anyone after catching Cyril Smith at a sex party with two boys.

The account of the officer, then a young beat bobby but now retired, that he was threatened with the Official Secrets Act after he found the 29-stone Liberal MP at the home of a known sex offender in 1988 was the latest piece of evidence of an Establishment cover-up of Smith’s decades of abuse.

Yesterday the Independent Police Complaints Commission ( IPCC) announced it would be overseeing the investigation into the unnamed ex-officer’s claims.

He came forward earlier this month to describe how as a probationary officer he discovered Smith at the party with a prolific sex offender and two drunk teenage boys in Stockport.

Smith and another officer in civilian clothes who was also present walked off, he said, while one boy left and the other was taken back to his children’s home.

He claimed that the following day he was called to a meeting by a senior officer and Sergeant Don Mackintosh and told he would be breaching the Official Secrets Act if he ever told anyone.

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