Russian and US spies compiled their own secret dossiers on paedophile MPs and other VIP abusers , it has been claimed.
Police are investigating missing files put together by UK campaigners which allege a powerful network at the heart of Westminister in the 1970s and 80s.
The Sunday People can reveal that agents from the Russian KGB and the American CIA were also said to have compiled their own intelligence in search of “dirt” on key individuals at the height of the Cold War.
One source close to the KGB said: “These were troubled times and my task was to identify people who could perhaps help us with information.
“We knew of some MPs who loved rent boys, and others who were active paedophiles.
“We were also aware of some unusual activities at Westminster and the work of the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE).
"Several regular names emerged and we wanted to make contact and use this to our advantage.
“In those days, MPs were protected by Special Branch and anyone with a chequered history, or an unhealthy appetite for young children, was soon flagged up by them.
“They had a difficult job but were fully aware that we knew what they knew, and they tried hard to suppress any possible leaks.”
Former Home Secretary Leon Brittan, who died last week, was named in the historical sexual abuse scandal after claims he was handed a dossier containing details of the abuse allegations in the 1980s.
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