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Pressure mounts on Portsmouth MP Mike Hancock

Pressure is growing on Portsmouth MP Mike Hancock who has been suspended from the Liberal Democrat group over harassment allegations.

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Court rules Hancock sex claims report can be seen by 'victim'

The alleged sexual assault victim of MP Mike Hancock has won a bid to force a Lib-Dem-led council to make available a full version of a QC's report about her accusations at a forthcoming civil court action.

Portsmouth City Council, where Hancock is a councillor, opposed the application for full disclosure of the report - a redacted version of which has already been leaked to the public.

But Master Leslie, a High Court official, ruled disclosure was necessary so that the woman could feel she had "a fair hearing and a fair crack of the whip".

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