‘A probe into allegations of historical sex offences by former Prime Minister Edward Heath was branded an ‘idiotic waste of public money’.
Mike Veale, Chief Constable at Wiltshire Police, said yesterday that the £2million investigation is to end is coming weeks.
The probe into Sir Edward, Operation Conifer, was launched in August 2015 after the former Prime Minister was named as a suspect into historical allegations of child abuse.
However, the MP for North Wiltshire, James Gray, said Wiltshire Police’s probe had been a ‘pretty pointless investigation’.
Mr Gray has accused the force of wasting money and resources on a case that could never be brought to court.
‘He’s dead, for goodness’ sake, and the case against him seems pretty flimsy to say the least’ said the MP writing for his local paper the Wiltshire Gazette.’