MP Nigel Evans in court

The MP for Ribble Valley, Nigel Evans is at Preston magistrates today charged with sexual offences. The 55-year-old is accused of two counts of indecent assault, five counts of sexual assault and one count of rape,

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VIDEO: Ribble Valley MP in court on sex charges

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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MP Nigel Evans appears in court in Preston

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Nigel Evans MP for Ribble Valley has arrived at Preston magistrates for his 1st court appearance accused of 8 sexual offences against 7 men.

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Nigel Evans looked stern faced without his trademark smile as he stopped for photographs outside court.

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Nigel Evans MP for Ribble Valley said he was going back to Westminister to work after appearing in court charged with 8 sexual offences