Clive Driscoll discovered evidence in the Stephen Lawrence case that led to arrests
In his book, In Pursuit Of The Truth, he recalls interviewing a troubled woman called Vicky, who later starved herself to death. She detailed horrific ritual abuse.
The former detective chief inspector writes: “She talked about a place in Kent where she had been taken, along with other children, and made to run away from dogs.
“They were dumped in the woods and given a head start before the hunting pack was released. She survived. Other kids weren’t so fortunate.”
Mr Driscoll took her back to the isolated spot near Gravesend and discovered landmarks she mentioned from her childhood after being adopted by an abusive couple. He says in the book: “So Vicky’s facts weren’t wrong. In turn, everything else she told me needed taking seriously, including the fact that the injured children were thrown into a lake.
“When I checked the police records, I discovered that body parts belonging to five people had been found there.”
Mr Driscoll, who discovered the evidence which led to two men being jailed for the Lawrence murder, said police had found two torsos bound together.
Kent Police said they had no records of human remains being found in a lake during the Sixties.
A spokesman added: “We understand that the recollections of Mr Driscoll come from third-party hearsay and there is no evidence to suggest they constitute fact.”
lIn Pursuit Of The Truth is published by Ebury Press and costs £20.