Former Tory minister arrested on suspicion of rape

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A former Tory minister has been arrested on suspicion of rape.

Sky Information understands the MP was accused by a younger girl who used to work in parliament.

He was arrested and brought to an east London police station on Saturday morning and was launched on bail on Saturday evening.

A police assertion stated: “On Friday 31 July, the Metropolitan Police Service acquired allegations referring to 4 separate incidents involving allegations of sexual offences and assault.

“These offences are alleged to have occurred at addresses in Westminster, Lambeth and Hackney between July 2019 and January 2020.

“The Met has launched an investigation into the allegations.

“A person in his 50s was arrested on Saturday 1 August on suspicion of rape.”

The story first appeared in The Sunday Occasions.

Sky Information understands the lady’s criticism was reported to a fellow MP, who raised it with the chief whip Mark Spencer and with Jacob Rees-Mogg, the chief of the Home of Commons.

She then went to police.

A Conservative Social gathering assertion stated: “We take all allegations of this nature extraordinarily significantly. As this matter is now within the palms of the police it will be inappropriate to remark additional.”

A press release from Mr Spencer stated: “The chief whip takes all allegations of harassment and abuse extraordinarily significantly and has strongly inspired anyone who has approached him to contact the suitable authorities, together with parliament’s unbiased complaints and grievance scheme, which might formally perform unbiased and confidential investigations.”

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