PHOTOS: Ribble Valley MP sex assault arrest - how events unfolded

The arrest of Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans has sent shockwaves through the close-knit community and drawn national media attention.

Television crews and national media converged on Pendleton on Saturday night and Sunday to cover the story that made headlines over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Deputy House speaker Nigel Evans gives a press statement at his home in Pendleton Lancashire, where he said today that allegations he raped one man and sexually assaulted another are "completely false". PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 5, 2013. See PA story POLICE Evans. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Deputy House speaker Nigel Evans gives a press statement at his home in Pendleton Lancashire, where he said today that allegations he raped one man and sexually assaulted another are "completely false". PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 5, 2013. See PA story POLICE Evans. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Here we show how the story has been told in photos ... from the media descending on Saturday evening to Mr Evans’ reaction to his arrest and the support he has received from far and wide.