The Carmarthen East and Dinefwr MP Jonathan Edwards has been suspended from Plaid Cymru and will now face an internal party investigation.

It comes after he accepted a police caution in relation to his arrest following an incident on May 20th which he describes in a personal statement as 'by far the biggest regret of my life.'

He had previously been suspended from Plaid's parliamentary group. The party investigation was triggered when Mr Edwards referred himself to Plaid's disciplinary committee.

His wife Emma Edwards says that she's accepted her husband's apology and considers the matter closed.

Here is Jonathan Edwards' personal statement:

I am deeply sorry. It is by far the biggest regret of my life. I complied fully with the Police and acted with the best interests of my wife and children as my primary motive throughout.

Jonathan Edwards MP

In her statement, Emma Edwards said:

I have accepted my husband’s apology. Throughout the decade we have been together he has been a loving and caring husband and father. As far as I am concerned the matter is now closed.

Emma Edwards

Plaid Cymru party chair, Alun Ffred Jones issued this statement:

We are aware of the personal statement made by Mr Edwards, who recognises his actions fall below what is expected. Mr Edwards issued the statement with the support of his family and we ask that their privacy is respected.

Alun Ffred Jones, Plaid Cymru party chair