Former Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath is being investigated by police over allegations about historical child sex abuse.

The Met Police, Wiltshire Police, and Jersey Police are all separately investigating the politician over historical allegations of abuse.

The Met Police investigation into Heath is reported to be part of Operation Midland, which is looking into claims that young boys were abused by powerful establishment figures in politics, the military, and law enforcement at locations including Dolphin Square in Pimlico, outh-west London.

The news of the investigations comes after the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said on Monday that it would examine whether Wiltshire Police officers failed to follow up allegations of child abuse made against the former politician as alleged by a retired detective.

The IPCC also said it will also investigate the claim that a criminal prosecution was dropped after an individual “threatened to expose that Sir Edward Heath may have been involved in offences concerning children”.

Heath died in 2005 at the age of 89 at his home in Salisbury.

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