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Was Bulic Forsythe killed as part of sex abuse cover up?


A HOUSING manager who worked for Lambeth Council in the 1990s was murdered three days after he told a colleague he was going to 'spill the beans' may have been about to expose a paedophile ring, according to a never-before-seen report.

The damning document, obtained by Sky News, reveals claims from those within the local authority that Bulic Forsythe, whose murder sparked a nationwide appeal in 1993, may have discovered council property in the south London borough was being used to carry out sexual abuse.

"The murder of Bulic Forsythe was seen by some witnesses as a possible outcome for anyone who strayed too far in their investigation or for those who asked too many questions," it stated.

"The panel heard evidence about Bulic Forsythe whilst he was working in social services visiting Hambrook House and speaking to a colleague and telling her that he was going to 'spill the beans'. Three days later he was killed.”

Bulic, 42, was beaten to death in his flat which was later set on fire. The case has remained unsolved for 21 years.

Fosrythe’s family have always believed his murder was linked to a cover-up.

In an exclusive interview with Sky News, his daughter Kiddist Forsythe, 21, who was born three months after his murder, said she "very shocked" about the report’s alarming findings.

"It's really clear the fear that operated in the council - it seems from the report my father felt that fear," she continued, adding he was scared that if he moved jobs "people in power could still get to him".

This claims are now being looked into by Met officers investigating Westminster-linked child abuse as part of Operation Trinity.

It is believed those involved were senior figures in Lambeth who assaulted women and children.

They used the basement of Lambeth's housing headquarters, the report noted, because "sexual assault could be performed without fear of interruption by other staff".

Though the report recommended a criminal investigation, the findings were never formally investigated at the time.

Instead, those accused were simply dismissed from their positions.

A Lambeth Council spokesperson said it is supporting the police investigation.

Detective Inspector Sean Crotty said: "This report provides the context to people who were abused in Lambeth.

"What we need is for people who were children at the time and who were abused to come forward."

There has been a renewed focus on events in Lambeth in the 1980s and 90s amid growing evidence of a series of paedophile rings operating across England involving the abuse of children in care homes, in some cases allegedly by politicians and other senior figures.

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