British lawmaker arrested after rape allegation: report


Late Saturday, police said lawmaker was released on bail (Representation)


An unnamed British lawmaker and former minister was arrested on Saturday after police received allegations of rape, sexual assault and coercive control, the Sunday Times reported.

A woman in her twenties reported to police that she was assaulted and forced to have sex, the newspaper reported. The woman was a former employee of Parliament, he said.

London Metropolitan Police said they received allegations of four separate incidents between July 2019 and January 2020 on Friday.

“A man in his fifties was arrested on Saturday August 1 on suspicion of rape,” the police statement said.

Late Saturday, police said lawmakers were released on bail after being held at an east London police station, and were due to return in the middle of this month.

Police have not confirmed any further details about the man’s identity or profession.

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