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Establishment link to paedophile network 'not pursued'

Letters found during the search of Peter Righton's home in 1992 pointed to a paedophile network involving "establishment figures", former detective constable Terry Shutt has said.

Mr Shutt was involved in the arrest of Mr Righton, a founding member of the Paedophile Information Exchange who was convicted of importing child pornography.

He told the Today programme that while some leads were followed as a result of the documents recovered during the arrest, he was confident that "the main link into the establishment" was not followed up.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Wednesday 9 July.

  • 09 Jul 2014
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