Sexual assault charges against Bridgen dropped

Andrew Bridgen had been arrested in the early hours of the morning last Thursday
Andrew Bridgen had been arrested in the early hours of the morning last Thursday

By Phil Scullion

Andrew Bridgen will not be facing charges of sexual assault after the police dropped their case against him.

The 46-year-old Conservative MP for North West Leicestershire was arrested in the early hours of the morning last Thursday, following a complaint to the police by a 29-year-old woman.

He was released on bail until mid-July following questioning.


But he was today informed by Scotland Yard that the case has been dropped.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "A 46-year-old man, arrested on Thursday June 9th on suspicion of sexual assault against a 29-year-old woman at an address in SW1, was today, Thursday June 16th, released from bail with no further action."

Mr Bridgen had strenuously denied the allegations.

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