Attorney general Denise George, who is investigating Epstein’s child sex trafficking to Little Saint James, has not ruled out speaking to the Duke of York.
Ms George told The Sun: ‘We target evidence, the evidence may take us to people. But we target the evidence. We see where the evidence leads us’.
It came as a member of Jeffrey Epstein’s staff claimed that he saw Prince Andrew groping Epstein’s alleged sex slave Virginia Roberts at the paedophile’s Caribbean island home.
And Scotland Yard is also under pressure to release key records relating to Prince Andrew after doubt was cast on his alibi on the night he is accused of having sex with a teenager in Britain.
Prince Andrew’s friendship with paedophile Jeffrey Epstein has forced his retirement from royal duties and led to calls he should speak to the authorities in the US and the US Virgin Islands
Steve Scully, 70, said he saw the Duke of York grabbing, groping and grinding with a girl by the pool on Little St James (pictured) for several minutes with a bikini-clad blonde woman he insists was sex slave Ms Roberts
A retired royalty protection officer claims the Duke of York returned to Buckingham Palace in the early hours after he is alleged to have been with 17-year-old Virginia Roberts.
US Virgin Islands Attorney general Denise George (pictured), who is investigating Epstein’s child sex trafficking to Little Saint James, has not ruled out speaking to the Duke of York
He said the prince hurled abuse at palace guards, shouting ‘Open these bloody gates, you buffoons,’ when he found them shut in the middle of the night.
The officer claims it could be March 11, 2001, when Miss Roberts says she slept with Andrew – an allegation he denies. The prince says he was at home after taking daughter Beatrice to Pizza Express.
Miss Roberts alleges she was ordered by paedophile Jeffrey Epstein to have sex with the duke after dancing with him at London nightclub Tramp.
Now the ex-officer, who wishes to remain anonymous, wants the Met to provide palace guard records to confirm his whereabouts on the night.
He intends to use freedom of information laws to access his rota.
The officer has pledged to speak to lawyers acting for Epstein’s victims, saying he wants to ‘see justice done’.
Yesterday the officer revealed women would arrive unannounced at Buckingham Palace to see Andrew, including Epstein’s friend Ghislaine Maxwell, who has been accused of procuring young girls for the sex offender.
Other visitors included model Caprice Bourret.
The former PC, who retired from SO14, Scotland Yard’s Royalty Protection Command in 2009, said Andrew resented police keeping records about his guests: ‘He always feels the police are prying and we shouldn’t know things.’
Prince Andrew and Virginia Roberts, aged 17, in London. A witness has now claimed he saw the couple getting intimate on Jeffrey Epstein’s private island
Virginia Roberts holds a photo of herself at age 16, when she says Jeffrey Epstein began abusing her
The force has previously refused to discuss the duke’s security, but yesterday a spokesman said: ‘The ex-officer is entitled to submit his subject access request which will be then be considered.’
A spokesman for Prince Andrew declined to comment.
Yesterday an IT worker for Epstein – who killed himself in custody last year – claimed he saw Andrew groping Miss Roberts at the paedophile’s Caribbean island home of Little St James.
Steve Scully, 70, told The Sun on Sunday: ‘He was grabbing her a**. He was grinding against her and groping her.’
He worked for the tycoon as a phone and internet specialist between 1999 and 2006, said he recalled Andrew with a young bikini-clad blonde by a pool on Little St James.
Mr Scully is convinced the young woman was Virginia, who alleges she was forced by Epstein to take part in an orgy with the Duke of York on the tropical estate.
He is the first witness to come forward to say they saw Andrew with her on the island.
Prince Andrew has emphatically denied having a relationship with the 17-year-old, who claims she slept with the prince three times.
Lawyers for the victims of Epstein sent an American-style school bus to Buckingham Palace as part of their campaign to get Andrew to speak to the FBI
Mr Scully, 70, told The Sun on Sunday that he had been summoned to fix a phone jack when he saw the pair canoodling: ‘He was grabbing her ass and stuff like that. They were kissing. He was grinding against her and groping her.
‘They were initially lying on lounge chairs by the pool.
‘When they stood up, they were in between the chairs.
‘She wasn’t resisting in any manner whatsoever. The look on Andrew’s face was excitement.
‘They were bumping and grinding and fooling around for five, six, seven minutes and they then laid back down on the lounge chairs and continued.’ Mr Scully introduced himself later to the pair holding hands.
He recalled: ‘I said, ‘Your Highness,’ and he said, ‘No, it’s Andrew’.
‘I said, ‘I’m sorry, I really didn’t know how to address you.’.
Mr Scully added: ‘It struck me as how young the girl was, because she stood like a kid would stand behind a parent.
‘They walked off together and I went the other way.
‘I thought she looked particularly young. It bothered me. I thought that it wasn’t appropriate.’
A spokeswoman for Prince Andrew declined to comment yesterday.
In 2008, Epstein was jailed for procuring a child for prostitution and served 13 months in jail.
Last July he was arrested on child sex trafficking charges and committed suicide in jail.