The Met Police is investigating former Prime Minister Edward Heath as part of their inquiry into claims of historical child sex abuse by establishment figures, the BBC has learned.Sir Edward is one of a number of prominent names being looked at by detectives from Operation Midland.
Separately, the police watchdog is investigating whether Wiltshire Police failed to pursue claims in the 1990s.
The force said it had already received calls after an appeal for information.
Sir Edward died at his home in Salisbury in 2005 aged 89.
'Case dropped'The development comes after the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said it would look at whether Wiltshire officers failed to pursue allegations of child abuse made against the former prime minister.
A retired detective has alleged that claims were made in the 1990s but not followed up.
The IPCC will also look at whether a criminal prosecution was dropped when a person "threatened to expose that Sir Edward Heath may have been involved in offences concerning children".
Wiltshire Police and the NSPCC said they had received "a number of calls" from members of the public after asking for information.
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