'Five women' in Rennard probe

ITV News understands that police are likely to be speaking to around five women in total over claims of sexual impropriety made against former Lib Den Chief Executive Lord Rennard.

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Alison Smith 'to talk to police' over Lord Rennard allegations

Alison Smith told BBC News that she will speak to the police tomorrow about allegations she is making about the peer's behaviour.

Tomorrow I will be talking to the police and I think the trial by media, probably it is time for that to finish.

I was told by Baroness Ros Scott that he had to leave because of his unacceptable behaviour, which I had raised with the party several times.

Ms Smith said the decided to "blow the whistle" because the peer had started to become involved again in a training event.

"We were told he was not going to make a comeback, now here he is, turning up all over the place," she added.

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