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The Lancashire MP Nigel Evans has made his first court appearance accused of sexual offences.
The MP for Ribble Valley has been charged with 8 offences, including sexual assault and one count of rape against 7 men.
Last week he resigned from his role as Commons Deputy Speaker, but said he'll remain as an MP and vowed to clear his name.
Our correspondent Elaine Willcox was in court:-
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Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans has made his first appearance in court accused of committing sex offences against seven men.