A top Conservative official has been arrested on suspicion of raping a teenage girl in Manchester in the 1960s.
Tory vice-chairman Alan Lewis, 75, who was appointed by David Cameron, was held by police after a woman claimed she was attacked by him when she was a girl.
The self-made tycoon, who owns the Crombie clothing chain, was reportedly arrested at a Manchester hotel while on a business trip.
The Prime Minister gave Mr Lewis his current role as Tory vice-chairman responsible for business relations in 2010.
– Greater Manchester Police spokesman
"A 75-year-old man was arrested following a complaint received earlier this year of an historic rape that occurred in the Manchester area in the late 60s.
"The man was later bailed pending further inquiries. Specially-trained officers are providing support and welfare to the victim."