Ex-MP Harvey Proctor wins £900,000 payout

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Ex-MP Harvey Proctor wins £900,000 payout
Ex-MP Harvey Proctor wins £900,000 payout

A former MP is to receive compensation and costs from the Metropolitan Police of nearly £900,000 over the force’s disastrous investigation into false claims of a VIP paedophile ring.

Former MP Harvey Proctor is to receive £500,000 in compensation from Scotland Yard over its disastrous investigation into false claims of a VIP paedophile ring.

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The former Conservative politician, whose home was raided following claims made by fantasist Carl Beech, is to also receive nearly £400,000 from the Metropolitan Police towards his legal bills, the force told the PA news agency.

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When contacted by PA about the payout on Thursday, Mr Proctor declined to comment.

He had threatened to stand in former West Bromwich East MP Tom Watson’s seat at the upcoming General Election.

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