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Cabinet Sec: No contact from officials with arrested adviser

Cabinet Secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood has written to the shadow Cabinet Office minister to say "there has been no contact from officials" with former No 10 policy adviser Patrick Rock since his arrest over allegations linked to child abuse images.

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Downing Street aide arrested 'over child abuse images'

Downing Street has confirmed that a Number 10 aide has been arrested on suspicion of an offence related to child abuse images.

Patrick Rock was arrested on Thursday 13 February. Credit: Steve Back/REX

Patrick Rock was arrested on Thursday 13 February after Downing Street reported the matter to the police.

It added that the Prime Minister "was immediately informed and kept updated throughout."

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