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Lord Brittan: 'Rape allegation' wholly without foundation

Former Home Secretary Lord Brittan said the reported allegation of rape against him is "wholly without foundation". The 74-year-old Conservative peer was questioned under police caution last month but was not arrested, according to reports.

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Ex-home secretary Brittan 'quizzed over rape claim'

Former home secretary Leon Brittan. Credit: PA

Former home secretary Leon Brittan has been questioned by police in connection with an historical allegation of rape, The Independent on Sunday reported.

The 74-year-old Conservative peer was questioned under police caution last month but was not arrested, the paper said.

A woman has alleged that rape took place in London in 1967 when she was 19, police confirmed.

Lord Brittan is understood to have strongly denied the allegation.

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