"Police vow to smash paedophile ring that abused boy trafficked by adoptive parents"

Police have vowed to hunt down every member of an international paedophile network that sexually abused a boy who was trafficked by his adoptive parents.

Australian man Peter Truong and his partner Mark Newton bought the child, who the ABC will call Boy 1, from Russia in 2005.

His birth papers were falsified to list Newton as his biological father, paving the way for Boy 1 to be adopted and brought to Queensland.

"Buckingham Palace has been forced to deny allegations Prince Andrew had sexual relations with a minor. "

The claims have been made in a United States lawsuit involving controversial millionaire Jeffery Epstein.

The Duke of York is not a party to the case so has not been able to respond to the allegations, but the Palace issued a strongly worded statement saying "for the avoidance of doubt, any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors is categorically untrue".