Evans Commons duties on hold

Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons Nigel Evans will not resume chairing duties in the chamber while police investigations continue into allegations of rape and sexual assault, a Commons spokesman said. Mr Evans denies the allegations.

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Evans: Rape and sexual assault claims 'completely false'

Deputy House of Commons Speaker Nigel Evans has made statement after his release on police bail after being arrested on suspicion of rape and sexual assault yesterday.

He said that the allegations are "completely false" and made by two people he had "regarded as friends until yesterday".

Deputy House of Commons Speaker Nigel Evans Credit: Matthew Fearn/PA Wire

Mr Evans also said he could not understand why they have been made especially as he had "continued to socialise with one" as late as last week.

He also spoke of his "sense of incredulity" at the events.

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