Met Commissioner admits knowing description of Nick as ‘credible and true’ was a mistake at the time

Met Commissioner admits knowing description of Nick as 'credible and true' was a mistake at the time

The Met Commissioner has come under fire over her failure to correct one of her senior officers when he described Nick, the child abuse fantasist, as “credible and true”.
Cressida Dick, who had responsibility for all child abuse, rape and murder investigations at the time, has admitted she was “very surprised” when she heard Detective Superintendent Kenny McDonald make the infamous comments in November 2014.
She said she realised immediately that the phrase had been a “mistake”, adding: “I remember thinking ‘oh no, I know he didn’t mean to say that’.”
But despite being assistant commissioner at the time, she failed to correct the error or clarify Scotland Yard’s position, before leaving the Met a month later.
Harvey Proctor, the former Tory MP, who was one of those falsely accused of child abuse and murder, said as a result the public were left believing he and others were actually guilty of the most appalling crimes. 
Nick, whose real name was Carl Beech, went to Scotland Yard in November 2014, claiming to have been raped and tortured by a string of high profile figures in the 1970s and 1980s.
Weeks later the Met launched Operation Midland and appealed for witnesses and fellow victims to come forward.

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