MP arrested over 'assaults'

Swansea born MP and Deputy House of Commons Speaker Nigel Evans has been arrested on suspicion of three further indecent assaults.

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Nigel Evans' 'incredulity' at previous rape allegations

Deputy House speaker Nigel Evans speaking in May after the first allegations were made.
Deputy House speaker Nigel Evans speaking in May after the first allegations were made. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

In May, the Deputy Commons Speaker Nigel Evans spoke of his "sense of incredulity" after he was arrested over two allegations, that he raped one man and sexually assaulted another.

He said: "The complaints are completely false and I cannot understand why they have been made."

Today he has been arrested on suspicion of three further indecent assaults.

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Nigel Evans re-arrested as he answered bail

Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans was arrested for three alleged indecent assaults when he answered bail today after his May arrest on suspicion of rape and sexual assault.

A 55 year old man from Pendleton in Lancashire has today answered his bail following his arrest in May on suspicion of rape and sexual assault.

He has subsequently been further arrested on suspicion of three further offences of indecent assault.

He will be interviewed about these allegations at a police station in Lancashire during the course of the day.

These offences are alleged to have been committed in Blackpool in Lancashire and London between 2003 and 2011.

The rape and indecent assault offences are alleged to have been committed in Pendleton between July 2009 and March 2013.

– Lancashire Constabulary spokesperson
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Nigel Evans arrested on suspicion of indecent assaults

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Nigel Evans arrested on suspicion of indecent assaults
Nigel Evans arrested on suspicion of indecent assaults Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

Nigel Evans, Deputy Speaker in the House of Commons has been arrested on suspicion of three further indecent assaults.

The assault are alleged to have been committed in Blackpool, Lancashire and London between 2003 - 2011 on men in their 20s.

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