MP 'referred allegations against Sir Edward Heath to police'

BBC News understands that a police investigation has been launched into historic allegations of child sexual abuse by former prime minister, Sir Edward Heath.

Sir Edward is one of a number of prominent names being looked at by detectives from Operation Midland.

Friends of Sir Edward have insisted there is not a shred of evidence to link him to abuse.

The Labour MP Tom Watson claimed he received information relating to allegations involving Sir Edward some years ago.