Police investigating claims that Sir Edward Heath sexually abused children are looking into allegations made by 15 different people.
The news comes as one of the former Prime Minister's armed protection officers said he could not have carried out any abuse because he was watched around the clock by police.
Officers are said to be describing the complainants as "victims" in private, with sources claiming that the allegations are regarded as credible.
Wiltshire police chief Mike Veale has defended the investigation into Heath, who died in 2005, against critics who have said it is a "witch-hunt", adding: "I will not be buckling under pressure to not investigate or to conclude the investigation prematurely." (more...)