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Stephen Greenhalgh apologies for inappropriate behaviour incident

London's Deputy Mayor for Policing Stephen Greenhalgh has issued an apology after he was accused of behaving inappropriately to a female employee in a City Hall lift. Mr Greenhalgh said he was not admitting he was guilty but was apologising for the distress that the incident had caused.

A Greater London Authority monitoring officer has interviewed the employee but decided not to take action against Mr Greenhalgh as there was no conclusive evidence. However, Mayor Boris Johnson said he had spoken to his deputy about inappropriate conduct in City Hall.

Mayor's deputy Greenhalgh issues an apology

One of the Mayor's deputies issued an apology today for apparently acting 'inappropriately' towards a female colleague.

She claimed that Stephen Greenhalgh - the Deputy Mayor for Policing - touched her in a lift.Boris Johnson has, in the last half an hour, issued an 'immediate review'.

Our Political Correspondent Simon Harris has the story.

Labour's Len Duvall slams Greenhalgh apology

The statement made by Stephen Greenhalgh is absurd. If he didn't do anything wrong why did he apologise? It looks like something did happen and Boris Johnson needs to get to the root of this immediately.

It is completely unacceptable that someone in such a senior position cannot recollect whether such a serious incident occurred only a few weeks ago.

Regardless of whether a formal complaint is made or not this needs investigating. This is a serious matter that needs urgent clarification. If it remains unclear or unresolved then he should step down.

I understand that this has been going on for four weeks, we need to know who knew what and when in the Mayor's Office, Boris needs to establish what has been going on.

– Leader of the Labour Group on the London Assembly, Len Duvall AM

Labour demands investigation into Greenhalgh claims

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Labour's Len Duvall describes Stephen Greenhalgh's statement as "absurd". @londontonight

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Labour claims Boris Johnson's police chief Stephen Greenhalgh needs to answer "serious allegations of sexual harrsssment." @londontonight

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Stephen Greenhalgh apology after lift claims

Mayor Boris Johnsons's policing chief has apologised after claims he inappropriately touched a female City Hall worker in lift.

"I have no recollection of this event, and I understand no Complaint has been made.

Non the less I'd like to apologise unreservedly for anything that could be, or may have been, construed as inappropriate behaviour on my part."

– Stephen Greenhalgh

The member of staff concerned has made it clear she does not wish to pursue the matter further.

She has also reiterated that she does not wish to make a complaint. The GLA has of course worked closely with the her at all times in accordance with it's proper procedures.

– The Mayor's Spokesman
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