MP abuse raid: Scarborough links revealed

File photo dated 29/07/91 of former conservative MP Harvey Proctor arriving at the High Court in London. Proctor has denied bring part of a "rent-boy ring" or attending sex parties with other prominent figures after his home was searched by police. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday March 5, 2015. See PA story POLICE Proctor. Photo credit should read: Louis Hollingsbee/PA Wire
File photo dated 29/07/91 of former conservative MP Harvey Proctor arriving at the High Court in London. Proctor has denied bring part of a "rent-boy ring" or attending sex parties with other prominent figures after his home was searched by police. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday March 5, 2015. See PA story POLICE Proctor. Photo credit should read: Louis Hollingsbee/PA Wire
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Police have raided the home of disgraced ex-Tory MP Harvey Proctor, a former Scarborough schoolboy, as part of a sex abuse investigation.

The 68-year-old, a former chairman of the town’s young Conservatives, had his Leicestershire home searched on Wednesday as part of claims that establishment figures abused boys.

No arrests were made, and the former Scarborough High School for Boys pupil denied being part of a “rent-boy ring” - before comparing the raid to a “Kafkaesque fantasy situation.”

Proctor’s eight-year Westminster career ended up in tatters in 1987, after a tabloid revealed he’d been involved with then-underage male prostitutes, some as young as 17.

He was later convicted and fined £1,450 for the offence of gross indecency. Since then, the age of consent has been lowered to 16.

Proctor, who also attended York University, stepped down before the trial, later earning a living making high-end shirts.

Mr Proctor said he wants to be interviewed by police “at the earliest opportunity.”

His home was searched as part of Operation Midland, which is examining claims boys were abused by senior figures - including politicians - in the 70s and 80s.

It has focused on the Dolphin Square estate in Pimlico, south-west London.

The investigation, which is under the umbrella of Operation Fairbank, is also probing claims that three boys were murdered.