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Tory MP's half-brother charged with alleged sex abuse

Charles Napier, the half-brother of Conservative MP John Whittingdale, and a second man, Richard Alston, have been charged with alleged historic sex abuse, Scotland Yard said.

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Tory MP: 'No knowledge' of half-brother's abuse claims

The Conservative MP, who is the half-brother charged with alleged historic sex abuses, has said he had "no knowledge" of the claims.

Conservative MP John Whittingdale says he had "no knowledge" of the claims Credit: PA

John Whittingdale added that he was "aware" Charles Napier had been charged with an offence alleged to have occurred over 35 years ago.

Mr Whittingdale said: "I have no knowledge of this, particularly as I had only just left school at that time.

"However, obviously I recognise that this is a serious matter and that the law must take its course."

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