| Dolphin Square|
|Dolphin Square was reported to host events where children were sexually abused and members of the establishment compromised in the 1970s and 1980s.|
In November 2014, Labour MP John Mann told the Daily Mail that he handed evidence of "abuse parties" by prominent MPs at Dolphin Square to the police in 1998 but that the case was quickly shelved on the orders of "those at the top." The Metropolitan Police Service opened an inquiry the same month under Operation Fairbank into allegations that prominent MPs used the block of flats as a venue for child abuse.
Carl Beech, then known publicly under the pseudonym 'Nick', made allegations against several prominent men, claiming that he was taken to Dolphin Square regularly as a young boy and abused.
Exaro and BBC News carried interviews with Beech in which he claimed he was abused at Dolphin Square. The force simultaneously launched a related murder inquiry under the name Operation Midland, in relation to Beech's claims that he saw an MP strangle a child to death. On 21 March 2016, the Metropolitan Police announced that this had been closed without any charges. That year it emerged that statements by Beech were fabrications and the Police's coverage was rebuked for being seen to legitimise the claims.
In 2019, Beech was convicted of making up allegations of a VIP paedophile ring.