'A man who claimed he had been raped and abused by a Westminster paedophile ring could face charges after the police referred his case to prosecutors.
The accuser, known only as Nick for legal reasons, sparked Operation Midland after claiming he had been abused for nine years by the VIP gang.
But the £2.5 million investigation closed without a single arrest, despite the Metropolitan Police raiding raiding the homes of D-Day veteran and former head of the Army Lord Bramall and the late ex-home secretary Lord Brittan.
In a statement, Northumbria Police said they had now passed a file to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to decide if charges of perverting the course of justice and fraud would be brought.'
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