Sir Edward Heath is again at the centre of child sex alleagtions
The allegations were made as police probe claims Sir Edward – who died in 2005 at the age of 89 – was involved with a sick child abuse gang in the 1970s and 80s.
The shocking claims have been made by members of a family who say the satanic sex cult run by their own parents.
Children were regularly slaughtered as ritual sacrifices in churches and forests around southern England, the group claim.
Sir Edward Heath died in 2005 aged 89
The women said their mother and father – who is said to have known the former Conservative leader – were responsible for murdering children ranging from babies to teenagers but had always managed to evade justice.
Police have been told the paedophile ring stabbed, tortured and maimed youngsters in churches and burnt babies in satanic orgies before men, women and children gorged themselves on blood and body parts.
The women’s lurid claims were dismissed by police in 1989 when they first came forward.
Sir Edward Heath was prime minister from 1970 to 1974
I understand that these claims from the 1980s were at the time dismissed as complete fantasy by police
Sir Edward’s name was not mentioned to police at the time and it was only last year that he was named for the first time after one of the claimants said she had ‘remembered’ a man called ‘Ed’ was a prime mover in a network of abusers.
There has never been any suggestion Sir Edward killed any children himself in the women’s accounts.
Wiltshire Police have spent more than a year investigating the allegations as part of an inquiry into historic sex abuse.
Friends have dismissed claims Sir Edward was involved in a child abuse rings
Sir Edward’s godson, Lincoln Seligman, said: “I understand that these claims from the 1980s were at the time dismissed as complete fantasy by police.
“It is disappointing that these wild allegations have been reheated and randomly attached to Edward Heath’s name.”
A Wiltshire Police spokesman said: “We are not prepared to discuss this as this is an on-going investigation.”