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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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Prime Minister 'profoundly shocked' by aide's arrest

The Prime Minister has insisted he has handled the arrest of advisor Patrick Rock over alleged child abuse images in "an absolutely correct way."

Answering a question from ITV News political correspondent Libby Wiener, David Cameron said: "Obviously when I heard these allegations I was profoundly shocked and I remain profoundly shocked today.

"In terms of the release of this information, I don't think it would be right to preemptively brief out a criminal investigation and that's why we did not do that but as soon as questions were asked, as questions would inevitably be asked, we have given very full and straightforward answers.

"I was told about this issue pretty much as soon as it was discovered. I've been very clear that we must handle this in an absolutely correct way and I'm satisfied that that is what Number 10 Downing Street has done."

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