Brittan: 'Rape allegation' wholly without foundation

Lord Brittan confirmed he had been questioned by police. Credit: PA Wire

Former Home Secretary Lord Brittan says an allegation of rape against him is "wholly without foundation".

"It is true that I have been questioned by the police about a serious allegation made against me. This allegation is wholly without foundation," he said in a statement.

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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.