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Under fire MP Mike Hancock in hospital

Mike Hancock is in hospital following weeks of pressure over his future Credit: ITV Meridian

Under fire Portsmouth MP Mike Hancock is in hospital following calls for him to resign over harassment claims.

Mr Hancock's office said he has been in hospital since the end of last week and will remain so until at least the end of next week.

His offices in London and Portsmouth remain open as usual.

The Portsmouth South MP has been suspended from the Liberal Democrat party.

It follows a leaked report into alleged sexual impropriety with a female constituent.

He denies any wrong-doing but is facing a civil case brought by his accuser.

MP Hancock joins call for Arctic medals

A retired naval commander, who's spent 15 years trying to get medals for a group of veterans, has begged the Prime Minister from his hospital bed to hand them out before it's too late.

Eddie Grenfel, 93, took part in the trecherous Arctic Convoys to support the Russian forces in World War Two.

More than 3,000 sailors died running a freezing gauntlet of German U-boats to keep Russia supplied.

Mike Hancock, Lib Dem MP for Portsmouth South, has written to Defence Secretary Philip Hammond and the Prime Minister calling for the matter to be treated as a priority. Fred spoke to him earlier.



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