After the MPS 's decision not to investigate at this stage was queried in press reporting, we would like to clarify the position with regard to this witness.
The Senior Investigating Officer received legal advice that the witness's admissions did not by themselves provide sufficient evidence to bring charges.
On that basis therefore, and in absence of any other corroboration, there is no imminent prospect of a prosecution being mounted.
As we said however, should any evidence come to light that can be investigated further, we will review this decision. A specialist team from the MPS will nevertheless examine all the evidence emerging as part of a review into this matter and in conjunction with the Crown Prosecution Service, will determine an appropriate way forward.
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