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Conservative MP denies sexual assault allegation

Andrew Woodcock

Published 11/06/2011 | 05:00

The British Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen, who is facing allegations of sexual assault, "vigorously" denied any wrongdoing yesterday.

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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.

Irish Independent

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