BREAKING: Tory MP arrested on suspicion of raping a parliamentary worker

A Conservative MP has reportedly been arrested on suspicion of raping a parliamentary worker.

According to Mirror, the man, who has not been formally identified, is alleged to be a former Tory minister.

The Sunday Times reports that the woman, in her 20s, is a parliamentary worker and came forward with allegations yesterday.

He is now being held at a police station in east London after being taken into custody early on Saturday.

In a statement Met Police told the Times: “On Friday July 31 the Metropolitan Police Service received allegations relating to four separate incidents involving allegations of sexual offences and assault.

“These offences are alleged to have occurred at addresses in Westminster, Lambeth and Hackney between July 2019 and January 2020.

“The Met has launched an investigation into the allegations.

“A man… was arrested on Saturday August 1 on suspicion of rape and is currently in custody in an east London police station.”

The woman was interviewed for five hours on Friday by specialist officers from the Metropolitan Police, according to the Mail on Sunday.

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