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Operation Yewtree has turned the Met into vigilantes and all adults into suspects

by | 14th, March 2013

Savile sex abuse investigation

SLOW news day? Worried that the plebs are getting restless? Then tell them things are okay because there are going to be lots more significant arrests in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal. These arrests will be in the “next few weeks” . Stay tuned, folks.

Nazir Afzal, chief crown prosecutor for north-west England, says child sex abuse was “more widespread than we ever imagined”.

Depends how good your imagination is. A year ago, it might have been limited to men in playgrounds, Gary Glitter and Thailand. But now thanks to lots of unproven allegations against famous people, it’s expansive. Chances are that every adult is a child abuser. It’s only these Operation Yewtree arrests that make adults pause and wonder if they’d want their names in the papers, or to be arrested at Heathrow Airport, like Jim Davidson was.

So far, Operation Yewtree, the Met’s inquiry into historical allegations of sexual abuse linked to the entertainment industry, has nicked 11 people. We’ve been reacquainted with

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