Sunday 25 March 2018

Conservative MP denies sexual assault allegation

Andrew Woodcock

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.

Irish Independent

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