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Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans in court over sex charges
10:30am Wednesday 18th September 2013 in News
RIBBLE Valley MP Nigel Evans appeared at Preston Magistrates Court today after being charged with rape and sexual offences against seven men.
In a hearing that lasted less than 10 minutes, Evans walked into the dock and confirmed his full name - Nigel Martin Evans - his address and date of birth.
The charges, dating from 2002 to this year, were read out by the clerk.
Evans confirmed he understood the charges.
He was later granted bail on condition he does not approach directly or indirectly named witnesses.
Wearing a black suit and patterned tie, the MP posed for photographers as he left the building.
When asked if he wished to comment on the case, he replied: "I'm going back to Westminster to work now, thank you."
He has denied all the charges.