Questions over Labour peer’s letters to care home boy

‘I miss you,’ Labour MP wrote to teenager who alleges he was abused in 1970s

Copies of old letters sent to a young boy in a care home by a Labour peer now at the centre of paedophile allegations reveal how the politician cultivated an extremely close relationship with the teenager over a two-year period.

The letters, which have been seen by the Observer, raise serious questions about the peer’s motives. Several are signed with “love from” and show how the peer was assiduous in writing to the boy and arranging for them to meet, sometimes in a hotel. The boy, now a married man with children, has alleged that he was sexually abused by the peer.

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