Monday, May 13, 2013

Evans 'rape' arrest was triggered by Tory MP who accompanied alleged victim to police station

The inquiry into claims of rape against Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans was launched after a fellow Tory MP accompanied an alleged victim to a police station, it has been claimed.

Mr Evans, MP for Ribble Valley, was arrested earlier this month over allegations that he had raped one man and subjected another to a sexual assault.

He vigorously denies the claims and has refused to stand down as deputy to Commons Speaker John Bercow.