10/09/2013

Nigel Evans Rearrested For Indecent Assault

Nigel Evans, the House of Commons Deputy Speaker, has been arrested on suspicion of indecent assault and sexual touching of two further alleged victims.

The 55-year-old had previously been arrested by Lancashire Police on suspicion of rape, sexual assault and three indecent assaults.

In a statement on Tuesday, Lancashire Police said: "He [Mr Evans] has subsequently today been arrested on suspicion of indecent assault and sexual touching of two further victims.

"He will be interviewed about these new allegations at a police station in Lancashire during the course of the day.

"These new offences are alleged to have been committed in London between 2002 and 2009."

The MP has denied any wrongdoing and branded the claims as "completely false".

He now faces seven sexual assault allegations, but has yet to be charged.

The original allegations were made in May this year and are thought to relate to alleged incidents in Lancashire between July 2009 and March 2013.

The following month, three further indecent assault allegations emerged. These are claimed to have happened in Blackpool and London between 2003 and 2011.

All the allegations involve men in their 20s.

(JP/CD)

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