MP's alleged victim calls him a 'drunken lech'

One of Nigel Evans' alleged victims has described the MP as a "drunken lech". Preston Crown Court heard testimony from three men who prosecutors say were assaulted by the politician. Evans denies nine sex offences against seven people.

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Evans' third alleged victim 'considered matter closed'

Nigel Evans MP outside Preston Crown Court Credit: PA

The third alleged victim of politician Nigel Evans has described feeling "awkward" and "bewildered" after what he claimed was an attempt by the MP to kiss him.

During cross-examination, Evans' defence barrister asked: "You were 'bewildered' but you were prepared to help Mr Evans with constituency work in Ribble Valley and stay at his home?"

The man replied: "I considered the matter closed. I had spoken to him many times after that first meeting. I had dealt with what had happened in my head".

The man told the court that he did not feel he had been the victim of a crime, and did not contact police to make a formal complaint.

Man claims he told Evans 'we are not doing that'

Nigel Evans MP Credit: PA

A third alleged victim has described to jurors how Nigel Evans leant in to kiss him while the two were socialising at a parliamentary bar in 2009.

The man, then in his early 20s, did not know Evans. He told the court he physically pushed the MP away saying: "No, we are not doing that."

He claims he spoke to a friend about it shortly afterwards, but his friend "shrugged it off" saying "that's what Nigel does."

The MP denies nine charges of sexual offences against seven young men.

Evans was a 'drunken lech', says second alleged victim

Jurors heard from the second of the MP's alleged victims Credit: PA

A member of the Conservative Party, who alleges Nigel Evans tried to touch him inappropriately at a hotel bar in Blackpool, has described the politician as a "drunken lech".

He is the second of the MP's alleged victims to give evidence. The man told Preston Crown Court that Evans tried to put a hand down his trousers during the Conservative conference in 2003.

Jurors heard how Evans, who was then Shadow Secretary of State for Wales, was "very heavily intoxicated". The party member said: "I very rarely see someone that drunk".

The alleged victim claimed he removed Evans' hand from his waistband, feeling embarrassed and annoyed. He also said he tried to react subtly, so that journalists nearby would not pick up on it.


Witness saw Evans 'put hand down friend's trousers'

The MP is on trial for sexual offences at Preston Crown Court Credit: PA

The second witness called in the trial of Nigel Evans has described seeing the MP put a hand down her friend's trousers.

She told the court her friend "found it annoying, but we both found it amusing as well".

Jurors heard she "laughed it off" and that it was "not a serious incident - remotely. It was in full view. There was nothing furtive about it".

'Abused is too strong a word' says Evans' alleged victim

Nigel Evans' alleged victim says he was "not abused" Credit: PA

The first alleged victim in the Nigel Evans sexual assault trial says he was "not abused".

He told Preston Crown Court: "Abused is too strong a word. It was a liberty."

Jurors heard police approached the man for a statement. He had not contacted officers with any complaint about the MP.

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