Celebrity sex abuse tapes theft: Massive police investigation launched into stolen interview tapes21/09/2014 23:45
A massive police operation is under way after sensitive video interviews with victims of celebrity sex abusers were stolen.
The tapes, believed to feature accusers of Jimmy Savile, Stuart Hall and other high-profile names , were snatched in a raid on a rundown property used by a company working for the Crown Prosecution Service.
Up to 50 testimonies were taken from the flat owned by a film-making firm contracted to the CPS.
It is thought a highly-organised criminal gang was behind the raid. Four police forces are involved in the investigation with officers travelling to Poland on the trail of the crooks.
Officers feared the tapes would be used for blackmail, or that they would be placed on the internet and even wreck future criminal trials.