An ex-aide of former Tory Prime Minister, Sir Edward Heath, shot himself in the head following his arrest for potential child abuse offences. Two days after being questioned by police investigating images on his computer, 40-year-old Nick Edgar killed himself near his parents’ Cambridgeshire estate.
The Sun reports the father of three, who worked as Sir Edward Heath’s Private Secretary in the 1990s, was held by police investigating child abuse crimes in April 2010. Having been questioned again four months later, Edgar shot himself with a shotgun near his parents’ home.
The former Oxford University Union president started working with Sir Edward in 1992 when he was in his early 20s. He worked as his Private Secretary for several years, spending months at the former Prime Minister’s Wiltshire home.
Edgar did not attend Sir Edward’s funeral in 2005, and a member of the Sir Edward Heath Charitable Foundation yesterday told The Sun that after they parted ways Heath had little to do with Edgar who moved to West London. He added:
“They had a working relationship in the nineties but hadn’t spoken in years after that stopped. His crimes that police were investigating are in no way linked to Sir Edward.”
As Breitbart London has reported, seven police forces across Britain are looking into historic child sex abuse allegations made against Sir Edward himself, who died in 2005 aged 89.
Former brothel madam Myra “Ling Ling” Forde spoke this week of how she supplied Sir Edward, who never actually visited her brothel, with young male escorts -“slim, dark foreign men in their twenties”- on four occasions, but never children.