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Man known as 'Nick' whose claims sparked VIP abuse investigation is named

December 3, 2018 3:42 PM
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The man is to stand trial in May over 12 counts of perverting the course of justice and one allegation of fraud.

The 50-year-old, known previously only as "Nick", will now stand trial at Newcastle Crown Court in May next year over 12 counts of perverting the course of justice and one allegation of fraud.

In 2014, the Metropolitan Police started Operation Midland, a £2.5m investigation which saw a number of high-profile individuals questioned by detectives.

Mr Beech appeared via video link at Newcastle Crown Court where Judge Paul Sloan QC lifted the reporting restriction.

A trial date was set for 7 May for a trial that the court heard could last six to eight weeks.

Source: news.sky.com

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