Carl Beech Biography
Carl Beech from Gloucester was found guilty of 12 counts of perverting the course of justice and one of fraud. His lies led to a £2m Metropolitan Police investigation which ended in no arrests or charges being made.
Former NSPCC volunteer Carl Beech has been found guilty of making false claims of a VIP paedophile ring in Westminster.
— ITV News (@itvnews) July 22, 2019
Carl Beech Age
He is 51 years old
Carl Beech Allegations
MailOnline can reveal today that three detectives being investigated over their handling of the case, dubbed ‘Operation Midland’, have been allowed to quietly retire with their pensions intact. https://t.co/YeMcZ4XgAD
— Linda #innovatingjustice (@Elsie2127) July 22, 2019
In hours of tearful interviews with police, Beech falsely alleged a pedophile network consisting of establishment figures was operating in London and elsewhere during the 1970s and 1980s.
He falsely claimed his late stepfather, an Army major, had raped him and passed him on to the public figures to be tortured at military bases and sexually abused.
Former prime minister Sir Edward Heath, former Labour MP Lord Janner and ex-MI6 boss Sir Maurice Oldfield were among those he wrongly accused.
Described at the time by the police as “credible and true” this man’s ludicrous allegations – egged on by Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson – led to a disastrous trashing of innocent men’s reputations.
Heads should roll for this disgrace. https://t.co/GP3ZGgWAML
— Voice of Reason (@brexitblog_info) July 22, 2019
Beech also claimed he had been raped by DJ and prolific sexual abuser Jimmy Savile, fraudulently collecting £22,000 compensation.
He wrongly accused the former Conservative MP Harvey Proctor of being directly involved in the murder of two boys – and also falsely implicated the former head of MI5, Sir Michael Hanley, in one of them.
Beech fabricated another claim about a boy being deliberately run over and suggested that he might have personally witnessed the killing of Martin Allen, who went missing as a teenager in 1979 and whose fate remains unknown.
Police Investigation Reports
Police appeared to accept all these outlandish and incredible claims but a medical examination would later reveal he had no historic injuries, scars, or healed bone fractures of any kind.
Police officers called Beech’s claims ‘credible and true’ in an incredible public statement and investigated them for more than a year in Operation Midland.
Heavy-handed officers investigating the claims raided the homes of Lord Bramall, Mr Proctor and Lord Brittan who died while the investigation was still active.
The three men suffered ‘immeasurable distress’ and Lord Bramall’s wife died during the investigation.
Carl Beech Child Porn Charges
Last year, Beech was convicted of child porn charges and was himself was branded a ‘committed and manipulative’ paedophile by a judge.
Carl Beech Sentenced
Carl Beech, 51, is due to be sentenced on Friday
Tom Watson MP Commenting on today’s verdict at the Carl Beech trial pic.twitter.com/4qwOXPY5GQ
— Jordan Milne (@JEMilneSky) July 22, 2019
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- Carl Beech, 51, is guilty of perverting the course of justice and fraud
- Convicted of child porn charges – carried out while claiming to be an abuse victim
- Metropolitan Police swallowed his lies and launched a £2.5m investigation
- But none of the officers on the scandal-hit probe will face sanction, it emerges
- Labour Deputy Leader Tom Watson refuses to apologize for backing Beech