MP denies rape claims

Swansea born MP and Deputy House of Commons Speaker Nigel Evans has been released on police bail until after being arrested on suspicion of rape and sexual assault.

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Police search Nigel Evans' home and car

Officers have searched Nigel Evans' house in his home village of Pendleton, Lancashire, as well as his white Saab convertible.

The Deputy Commons Speaker's house, named "Brooklyn" and bearing a crowned portcullis, was searched by officers wearing white gloves, along with belongings found in a holdall in the boot of his car.

Evans denies the allegations, which he described as "completely false". Read more on this story here.

Swansea-born MP: Rape allegations "completely false"

The Swansea-born Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons has said allegations he raped two men are "completely false".

Nigel Evans was released on police bail last night after being arrested and questioned on suspicion of rape and assault.

The alleged offences took place between July 2009 and March this year. The 55 year old former shadow Welsh Secretary is the MP for the Ribble Valley in Lancashire.

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Evans: Rape and sexual assault claims 'completely false'

Deputy House of Commons Speaker Nigel Evans has made statement after his release on police bail after being arrested on suspicion of rape and sexual assault yesterday.

He said that the allegations are "completely false" and made by two people he had "regarded as friends until yesterday".

Deputy House of Commons Speaker Nigel Evans Credit: Matthew Fearn/PA Wire

Mr Evans also said he could not understand why they have been made especially as he had "continued to socialise with one" as late as last week.

He also spoke of his "sense of incredulity" at the events.

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