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Tory MP Nigel Evans says claims 'completely false'

Deputy Commons Speaker Nigel Evans has rigorously denied allegations that he raped one man and sexually assaulted another.

Speaking from his constituency in the Ribble Valley, the Conservative MP said the claims are "completely false" and that the alleged victims, both men in their 20s, had been friends of his "until yesterday".

Mr Evans, 55, was arrested at his home in Pendleton, Lancashire, yesterday and was released on bail last night.

ITV News Political Correspondent Simon Harris reports from Lancashire: