UK police probe further allegations against Harvey Weinstein

British police are investigating further sexual assault claims involving Harvey Weinstein.

Met Police are now probing five allegations involving the Hollywood producer dating back to the late 1980s.

On Sunday, an alleged victim said Weinstein assaulted her in Westminster in 1992.

Earlier, Scotland Yard confirmed three allegations were made relating to sexual assaults in London in 2010, 2011 and 2015.

This followed another allegation, made against the movie mogul, passed to detectives by Merseyside Police this week, relating to an alleged sexual assault in the capital in the late 1980s.

A Met Police spokesman said: "Officers from the Met's Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command are investigating the allegations. There has been no arrest at this stage."

Actresses Rose McGowan and Lysette Anthony have publicly accused Weinstein of rape. Credit: PA

The latest allegations, made to police on Sunday, came as more British women came forward saying they were raped by Weinstein.

Hollyoaks actress Lysette Anthony has told Met Police she was attacked by Weinstein in her London home in the late 1980s.

While another unnamed former Miramax employee said he raped her in the basement flat of his London offices in around 1992 - it is not known if she was the third complainant.

The woman, who is granted automatic anonymity as an alleged sex offences victim, said she has only confided in her husband about the attack within the last few days.

The woman, who said she chewed raw garlic and wore tatty clothes to repel Weinstein, told The Mail on Sunday: "Even after all these years, I can still wake up screaming. I wanted the opportunity to speak out, but I just couldn't see how."

Kate Beckinsale says she had an 'uneasy' encounter with Weinstein when she was 17. Credit: AP

The fresh allegations follow several made by actresses in the US against Weinstein - four of rape and more than 30 of sexual harassment.

Rose McGowan said she was "blacklisted" in Hollywood after being raped by Weinstein in the 1990s.

She claims she repeatedly told Amazon boss Roy Price what happened but he did nothing. Price has since been suspended.

Kate Winslet said she deliberately didn't thank Weinstein for her Oscars win in 2009. Credit: PA

Fellow British star Kate Winslet also spoke of her recollections of Weinstein, saying it was "absolutely deliberate" that she did not thank the producer when she won her best actress Oscar, despite the fact his company financed and distributed the film.

Winslet, who won the Academy Award in 2009 for The Reader - in which she played a woman hiding her past as a guard at a Nazi concentration camp - thanked 19 people by name but deliberately excluded Weinstein.

She told the Los Angeles Times: "That was deliberate. That was absolutely deliberate.

"I remember being told, 'Make sure you thank Harvey if you win'. And I remember turning around and saying, 'No I won't. No I won't'.

"And it was nothing to do with not being grateful. If people aren't well-behaved, why would I thank him?

"The fact that I'm never going to have to deal with Harvey Weinstein again as long as I live is one of the best things that's ever happened and I'm sure the feeling is universal."

Weinstein's wife Georgina Chapman has left him. Credit: PA

The further allegations come as the organisation behind the Oscars expelled Weinstein.

Dozens of actresses, including Hollywood A-listers Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow, have made accusations of sex abuse against the 65-year-old over the past 10 days, which prompted the Oscars to call an emergency meeting.

Bafta had already suspended the producer and on last week Weinstein's wife, British designer Georgina Chapman, said she was leaving him.

Through his spokeswoman, Weinstein has "unequivocally denied" any allegations of non-consensual sex.