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Saturday 28 January 2023 Dublin: 6°C
[File photo] Tim Ireland/PA Wire/Press Association Images Houses of Parliament in Central London
# London
Conservative MP arrested on suspicion of sexual assault
A 46-year-old politician has been released without charge on bail after a woman claimed he sexually assaulted her at an address in London.

Updated 6.04pm

A CONSERVATIVE MP has been arrested in London and subsequently released on bail after allegations of sexual assault.

The BBC reports that 46-year-old Andrew Bridgen was detained at an address in the Sw1 area of the city in the early hours of this morning, after a 29-year-old woman claimed that he had sexually assaulted her.

Bridgen is a Leicestershire North West MP who was elected last year.

Both the BBC and Sky News report that Bridgen was not charged and released on bail.