A BRITISH Conservative MP murdered a young boy during a depraved sex party in the 1980s, an alleged victim of the Westminster paedophile scandal has claimed.
The 12-year-old boy, who was being abused by a group of men, was strangled by the politician at a townhouse in front of other victims, it was alleged.
On another occasion, a young boy, who was around 10 years old, was deliberately run down and killed by a car driven by one of his abusers, the "victim" claimed.
The alleged murders were among three that are being investigated by the Metropolitan Police as part of a major review of claims that a powerful paedophile ring with links to Westminster was operating in Britain in the 1970s and 1980s.
Scotland Yard, which set up Operation Fairbank two years ago to look at the abuse claims, has launched a fresh strand of the inquiry, entitled Operation Midland, to investigate the alleged murders.
The allegations emerged after a man, who is now in his 40s, came forward claiming to have been one of around 15 boys who were abused at the hands of a powerful paedophile network operating 30 years ago.
He claims that after being handed to the group by his father, he was regularly picked up in cars and taken to hotels and apartments, where he was physically and sexually abused by "senior military and political" figures.
Some of the abuse allegedly took place at flats in the Dolphin Square development in Pimlico, where a number of politicians have London homes. The man, who has spoken at length to Scotland Yard detectives, said he had witnessed two murders of abuse victims by members of the group.
He told the 'Sunday People' newspaper that he had been in the same room as a 12-year-old boy, when a Tory MP throttled him to death. He described the boy as having brown hair, but said he did not know his name.
The murder was allegedly witnessed by another abuse victim who was in the room at the same time.
He said: "I watched while that happened. I am not sure how I got out of that. Whether I will ever know why I survived, I am not sure."
On another occasion he claimed a member of the gang deliberately ran over one of the victims, in an effort to demonstrate their power.
A third boy was murdered during a depraved orgy at which another Tory MP was present, the man has told detectives.
A spokesman for Scotland Yard said: "Detectives working on Operation Fairbank within the Met's Specialist Crime and Operations have been made aware of allegations concerning serious non-recent sexual abuse. Our inquiries into this have revealed further information regarding possible homicide. This is the first time that this specific information has been passed to the Met."
(© Daily Telegraph, London)