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Dover Tory MP charged with sexually assaulting two women

Charlie Elphicke, Conservative Member of Parliament for Dover in Kent. Credit: PA

Charlie Elphicke, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Dover in Kent, has been charged with sexually assaulting two women.

Elphicke, 48, will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on 6th September.

He is alleged to have attacked the first woman in 2007 and the second woman twice in 2016.

In a statement, the Crown Prosecution Service said: "The Crown Prosecution Service has today charged Charles Elphicke, MP for Dover, with three charges of sexual assault against two women.

"The CPS made the decision to charge Mr Elphicke after reviewing a file of evidence from the Metropolitan Police."

In a statement Elphicke's solicitor Ellen Peart, of law firm BCL, said: "Charlie Elphicke has said from the outset that he denies any wrongdoing. He will defend himself vigorously and is confident that he will clear his name.

"Meanwhile Charlie would like to thank everyone for their continued support of him and his family.

"There will be no further comment at this stage."