The home of former Conservative MP Harvey Proctor is being searched by police investigating historic allegations of child sex abuse.
Detectives from the Metropolitan Police’s Operation Midland are carrying out the search of his home, which is within the 16,000-acre grounds of Belvoir Castle, in Leicestershire near Grantham.
Mr Proctor, 68, works for the Duke and Duchess of Rutland, who live on the estate with their five children.
Operation Midland was launched by the Met last November following allegations that boys were sexually abused by a VIP paedophile ring centred around Westminster more than 30 years ago. Some of the parties are said to have taken place at the Dolphin Square apartment complex which is home to many MPs.