Conservative MP Arrested Over Rape Allegation

A Conservative MP has been arrested over a rape allegation.

Mark Pritchard, MP for The Wrekin in Shropshire, was questioned by police on Wednesday and has been released on bail.

A Met spokesman said: "We can confirm that a 48-year-old man voluntarily attended a north London police station on Tuesday, 2 December where he was arrested, following an allegation of rape in central London.

"He has been bailed to a date in early January 2015 pending further enquiries."


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