3:15 pm, Wed 19 Jun 2013
Speaking outside Preston police station this afternoon, Nigel Evans MP said:
Clearly we want closure of this as soon as possible and I carry on assisting this inquiry fully and openly.
I continue to refute all allegations, and in the meantime can I say that I'm extremely grateful for the huge amount of support and love that I have received from my family, my friends and my constituents, and indeed people throughout the country who have contacted me.
He was released on bail until September 10th pending further inquiries.
2:56 pm, Wed 19 Jun 2013
Conservative MP Nigel Evans has left a police station after being questioned on suspicion of three further assaults.
"I continue to refute all allegations," the deputy speaker told reporters.
Evans was arrested earlier when he answer bail for allegations that he raped one man and sexually assaulted another.
10:53 am, Wed 19 Jun 2013
Deputy House speaker Nigel Evans speaking in May after the first allegations were made.
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In May, the Deputy Commons Speaker Nigel Evans spoke of his "sense of incredulity" after he was arrested over two allegations, that he raped one man and sexually assaulted another.
He said: "The complaints are completely false and I cannot understand why they have been made."
Today he has been arrested on suspicion of three further indecent assaults.
Watch: Nigel Evans 'sense of incredulity' at rape claim
10:41 am, Wed 19 Jun 2013
Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans was arrested for three alleged indecent assaults when he answered bail today after his May arrest on suspicion of rape and sexual assault.
A 55 year old man from Pendleton in Lancashire has today answered his bail following his arrest in May on suspicion of rape and sexual assault.
He has subsequently been further arrested on suspicion of three further offences of indecent assault.
He will be interviewed about these allegations at a police station in Lancashire during the course of the day.
These offences are alleged to have been committed in Blackpool in Lancashire and London between 2003 and 2011.
The rape and indecent assault offences are alleged to have been committed in Pendleton between July 2009 and March 2013.
– Lancashire Constabulary spokesperson
10:32 am, Wed 19 Jun 2013
Nigel Evans arrested on suspicion of indecent assaults
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Nigel Evans, Deputy Speaker in the House of Commons has been arrested on suspicion of three further indecent assaults.
The assault are alleged to have been committed in Blackpool, Lancashire and London between 2003 - 2011 on men in their 20s.
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