Police to meet McAlpine over Twitter abuse allegations

Police will meet Lord McAlpine to "start the process of scoping whether any offence has taken place" in relation to Twitter users falsely linking him to child abuse allegations.

We have not received an allegation of crime at this time, however we can confirm we will be meeting with interested parties to start the process of scoping whether any offence has taken place. It is far too early to say whether any criminal investigation will follow.

– Metropolitan Police spokesman

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Met to assess McAlpine charges

The Metropolitan Police says officers will meet Lord McAlpine as part of the process of working out whether any criminal offence has been committed by Twitter users falsely linking him to child abuse allegations.