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MP 'rescues woman in Thames'

MP Stephen Gilbert has said he helped rescue a woman found in the Thames by throwing her a life buoy.

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Police 'recovered woman from water'

The Metropolitan Police had said they pulled a woman from the water after MP Stephen Gilbert claimed he rescued her:

"At 1950 the marine policing unit responded to reports of a woman in the River Thames near Westminster Bridge. They recovered her from the water and took her to hospital. Next of kin have been informed," the force said in a statement.

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