Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans arrested for a third time over new sexual assault allegations (From Lancashire Telegraph)
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Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans arrested for a third time over new sexual assault allegations
9:51am Tuesday 10th September 2013 in News
Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans has been arrested on suspicion of indecent assault and sexual assault of two further victims.
Mr Evans was arrested for a third time when he answered bail this morning, following previous arrests relating to allegations of rape, sexual assault and indecent assault.
A Lancashire Constabulary spokesman said: “A 55-year-old man from Pendleton in Lancashire has today answered his bail following his arrest in May on suspicion of rape and sexual assault and in June on suspicion of three further offences of indecent assault.
"He has subsequently today been arrested on suspicion of indecent assault and sexual touching of two further victims.
“He will be interviewed about these new allegations at a police station in Lancashire during the course of the day.
“These new offences are alleged to have been committed in London between 2002 and 2009.
“We take all allegations of a sexual nature extremely seriously and understand how difficult it can be for victims to have the confidence to come forward.
“As a Constabulary, we are committed to investigating sexual offences sensitively but robustly recognising the impact that these types of crimes have on victims.
“We would encourage anyone who has experienced sexual abuse, or who has information about it, to have the confidence to report it to us knowing that we will take it seriously, deal with it sensitively and investigate it thoroughly.”