Conservative MP denies sexual assault allegation
Published 11/06/2011 | 05:00
The British Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen, who is facing allegations of sexual assault, "vigorously" denied any wrongdoing yesterday.
Mr Bridgen said he had been targeted in a "mischievous and damaging way" after he was arrested over an alleged sexual assault.
The 46-year-old North West Leicestershire MP and married father of two was arrested in the early hours of Thursday morning after police had received a complaint of sexual assault from a 29-year-old woman.
A statement released by Mr Bridgen's office said: "Andrew Bridgen MP vigorously denies any allegations of wrongdoing.
"He has willingly co-operated with the police and is not going to make any further comment while the police are investigating.
Unconfirmed press reports suggested the complaint was made by a female researcher for another Tory MP shortly after she left Mr Bridgen's London flat at about 1am on Thursday.