Andrew Rosindell: Police drop rape investigation into Tory MP

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Andrew Rosindell was arrested in May 2022

Tory MP Andrew Rosindell will face no further action after police dropped a rape and sexual assault investigation.

The Met Police said a "thorough investigation" had been carried out and the evidence threshold for criminal prosecution had not been met.

The force had received a report relating to alleged offences taking place in London between 2002 and 2009.

A spokesperson for Mr Rosindell said the Romford MP had been "completely exonerated".

He was arrested in May 2022 on suspicion of indecent assault, sexual assault, rape, abuse of position of trust and misconduct in public office.

A Met spokesperson said: "A thorough investigation has been carried out by detectives. They concluded that the evidence did not meet the threshold set by Crown prosecutors.

"The man has been informed he will face no further action."

A spokesman for Mr Rosindell said: "In relation to an allegation made in May 2022 by an individual against Andrew Rosindell, the Metropolitan Police have conducted a thorough investigation and concluded that there was no case to answer and that no further action would be taken.

"Andrew has been completely exonerated. He has been working constantly for Romford throughout the past 21 months and will continue to speak up for the people of his beloved home town as their local MP."

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