Westminster VIP abuse accuser 'posed as fake witness to back up his claims'

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Carl Beech used encrypted email to try to corroborate allegations, court hears

Carl Beech, previously known as Nick, at Newcastle crown court
Carl Beech, previously known as Nick, right, at Newcastle crown court where he has denied 12 counts of perverting the course of justice and one of fraud. Photograph: Elizabeth Cook/PA

The man known as Nick whose allegations sparked a multimillion-pound police investigation into an alleged VIP abuse ring in Westminster set up an encrypted email account