Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans faces new allegations

Nigel Evans faces new allegations of sexual assault
Nigel Evans faces new allegations of sexual assault

Ribble Valley MP and Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons Nigel Evans has today been arrested on suspicion of indecent assault and sexual touching of two further victims.

A Lancashire Constabulary spokesperson said: “A 55-year old man from Pendleton in Lancashire has today, Tuesday, September 10th 2013, 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.”