On 9th August 1982, just one day after the Elm Guest House raid was first reported in the national news, this story appeared in the Daily Express:
This shows that the police investigation had widened and was looking at several other London venues. The next day, 10th August 1982, the Daily Express printed this story:
The police clearly believed there was some very nasty business going on at Elm Guest House. The really worrying thing is that I can’t find any mention in the archives of the outcome of this line of enquiry. It’s one thing for the authorities to cover up a “homosexual scandal” involving politicians, but were they also prepared to cover up child abuse and even child murder?
8 year old Vishal Mehrotra went missing on the night of the Royal Wedding in 1981. He was on his way home to Holmbush Road in Putney, less than a mile from Elm Guest House. The same night, there was a ‘Kings and Queens’ party in full swing at Rocks Lane. From Daily Express, 4th August 1981:
Vishal’s body was found in woodland in Sussex in 1982. His murder remains unsolved.
The other missing boy that Scotland Yard were looking at in connection with Elm Guest House was 15 year old Martin Allen. Martin was last seen on November 5th 1979, heading towards Earls Court tube station with his abductor. Earls Court is in South West London, just a few miles from Elm Guest House.
The Guardian published this artist’s impression of the abductor:
Martin’s father was the Australian High Commisoner’s chauffeur. He lived in Kensington, an area of London where many diplomats and Establishment figures lived. Martin Allen is presumed dead, and his disappearance/murder is still unsolved.
So, the question is: who stopped the Scotland Yard investigation linking the Elm Guest House paedophile ring with the murders of two young boys? Surely there are some policeman who worked on the case who could shed some light on this?