Met to reopen probe into Denis MacShane's expenses
Scotland Yard has said it plans to reopen the investigation into the former Labour MP Denis MacShane's expenses.
A spokesman said: "We can confirm that following an assessment of the report published by the Standards and Privileges Committee and following liaison with the Crown Prosecution Service, the Metropolitan Police is reopening the investigation."
Disgraced former MP says sorry to Rotherham constituency
Shamed former MP Denis MacShane has apologised his former constituents for letting them down after being forced to resign over his Parliamentary expenses.
In a letter to the Yorkshire Post, he said: "How do I say sorry? Rotherham has been such an important part of my life and I have let this wonderful town, its terrific people and my constituency down so very badly.”
Mr MacShane also said he accepted full responsibility for his "stupid" and "mad" actions in making the false expenses claims.
In a statement, Denis MacShane said: "I am shocked and saddened that the BNP has won its three-year campaign to destroy my political career as a Labour MP despite a full police investigation which decided not to proceed after investigations and interviews.
"I am glad the committee notes that there is no question of personal gain. Clearly I deeply regret that the way I chose to be reimbursed for costs related to my work in Europe and in combating anti-semitism, including being the Prime Minister's personal envoy, has been judged so harshly.
"I remain committed to work for progressive values, for Britain playing a full part in Europe, and for combating anti-semitism even though I can no longer undertake this work as a Labour MP.
"I am consulting family and friends as I consider my position and study the full implications of the report. I am obviously desperately sorry for any embarrassment I have caused my beloved Labour Party and its leader Ed Miliband whom I greatly admire."