The Crown Prosecution Service has said there was "insufficient evidence" that Eric Joyce MP had committed an offence after he was arrested on suspicion of assault and ABH following an incident outside a bar in the House of Commons.
Although there appears to have been an incident on the evening in question, evidence obtained from witnesses contained multiple inconsistencies and there is insufficient evidence that Mr Joyce committed any offence.
On this basis, we have concluded there is insufficient evidence to support a realistic prospect of conviction and that no further action should be taken.
Independent MP Eric Joyce has been released on bail tonight after a day of questioning about a late night brawl in the House of Commons bar.
MPs will face two options at next week's Commons vote on press regulation, the Tories' proposal, and the Labour/Liberal Democrat proposal.