According to Metropolitan police, "Operation Midland has now closed," as it revealed that a male suspect in his 60s, said to be a former member of parliament who vehemently denied the charges, would face no further action.
Police reported that the investigation cost £1.7 million ($2.4 million). Deputy Assistant Commissioner Steve Rodhouse, however, believes the money was not wasted, as the investigation was the right thing to do.
"It is absolutely right that we assessed carefully the allegations made to us in October 2014 and did not dismiss them prematurely," he said.
Operation Midland was a part of a larger investigation including a preliminary assessment called Operation Fairbank, and a full-scale child abuse investigation called Operation Fernbridge.