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Allegations against Sir Edward Heath include ‘indecent assault of boy, 10, in Kent’

PUBLISHED: 11:54 05 October 2017 | UPDATED: 14:32 05 October 2017

Former Prime Minister Edward Heath (right) and Jimmy Savile rehearse for an episode of Jim'll Fix It at the BBC Shepherd's Bush Theatre. Photo: PA Wire

Former Prime Minister Edward Heath (right) and Jimmy Savile rehearse for an episode of Jim'll Fix It at the BBC Shepherd's Bush Theatre. Photo: PA Wire

The former prime minister would have been interviewed under caution, police say

Sir Edward Heath would have been interviewed under caution to hear his account of seven allegations against him, including one in Kent, a controversial police report has said.

The claims, between 1961 and 1992, relate to a period when the former prime minister was MP for Bexley, MP for Sidcup and MP for Old Bexley and Sidcup.

Among the allegations is one from 1962, not reported until August 2015, which is said to have occurred in the county.

Sir Edward, in the company of an unknown adult male, allegedly indecently assaulted a 10-year-old boy during a chance encounter in a public place.

Lord Hunt of Wirral, chairman of the Sir Edward Heath Charitable Foundation, and Lord Armstrong of Ilminster, former Cabinet Secretary, said in a statement: “The Wiltshire Police report is profoundly unsatisfactory because it neither justifies nor dispels the cloud of suspicion.”

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