Police chief who led botched probes into alleged VIP paedo ring & Jimmy Savile is under gross misconduct investigation

A POLICE chief who led the botched inquiry into an alleged VIP paedo ring is being investigated for gross misconduct.

Steve Rodhouse, former deputy assistant commissioner at the Met, allegedly wasted months checking out the claims of two compulsive liars.

He is accused of failing to prosecute the pair despite knowing they told deliberate lies.

Rodhouse, now director general of the National Crime Agency, could face criminal charges.

The inquiry will examine whether he has committed any criminal offence – and whether a file should be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions.

He was in charge of Operation Midland which began with unfounded claims by a third fantasist, Carl Beech, later jailed for 18 years.

Rodhouse also oversaw a Surrey Police investigation into Jimmy Savile which let him walk free.

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