International Business Times
By Priya Joshi
March 29, 2015
British parliamentarian Enoch Powell has been named in a probe into an alleged paedophile network.
The late Tory MP, who is regarded as one of the most divisive politicians of the 20th Century, was named to Scotland Yard by the Bishop of Durham amidst claims of ‘ritual satanic abuse’.
The Bishop of Durham, Paul Butler, contacted police after Powell’s name was passed to him by a former Bishop of Monmouth, Dominic Walker, who first heard the allegation when he was a vicar counselling young adults in the 1980s.
Mr Walker is believed to have warned the Right Rev Butler that at the time he was told of the claims against Powell, unsubstantiated allegations that an unknown number of MPs had been involved in satanic cult-type abuse involving children, were widespread.
The claim is being examined by Operation Fenbridge, one of a number of police probes into ‘Establishment paedophile rings’.
A Church of England spokesman confirmed the reports stating: “The name of Enoch Powell was passed to Operation Fenbridge by one of our safeguarding team on the instruction of Bishop Paul Butler.”
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