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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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Police: Enquiries continue into rape allegation

A Metropolitan Police spokesman confirmed an allegation of rape had been made against a man in his seventies over an incident in 1967. The spokesman said:

In late 2012, a woman alleged to the Metropolitan Police Service that she was raped by a man in 1967 at an address in London.

The woman was over the age of 18 at the time of the incident.

The allegation is being investigated by officers from the Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command.

In June 2014, a man aged in his seventies was interviewed under caution by appointment at a central London location in connection with the allegation.

He was not arrested. Enquiries continue.

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