The Metropolitan Police confirmed the other day that the case ‘did not meet the evidential test’ in spite of an extensive investigation of the claims.
Buddies of the MP, who has regularly kept his innocence, last night spoke of his relief that the probe was over.
The move will leave the previous Federal government Minister, who has willingly kept away from the Commons given that his arrest, totally free to go back to Westminster this week.
The Palace of Westminster, comprising both homes of parliament, your house of Commons and your home of Lords, is silhouetted in the late autumn sun in central London (file photo).
Only last week, allies of the political leader had appealed to Scotland Backyard to ‘end his torture’, stating that after four months of questions, police ought to be able to bring their examination to an end.
The Mail on Sunday exposed in August how the politician was arrested on suspicion of rape and sexual assault against a young Commons scientist.
His accuser alleged that she was assaulted 4 times between July 2019 and January this year, including claims of a rape necessitating hospital treatment.
After his arrest, the MP was released on authorities bail which was eventually raised in mid-October, although cops insisted he remained under examination for attack, sexual assault and rape.
However, in a statement yesterday, the Met stated: ‘Following an extensive examination and based on all evidence offered to officers, the decision was taken that the case did not fulfill the evidential test and no additional action will be taken.
‘ The plaintiff has actually been made aware of the choice.’.
The Mail on Sunday revealed last week that the police questions had consisted of taking evidence from Conservative Chief Whip Mark Spencer, who is understood to have satisfied the complainant before she went to the police but did not take the accusations further, partially as he did not think there was any reference of a sexual assault.
Last night, one friend of the MP said: ‘The last four-and-a-half months have actually been a living headache for this MP.
‘ But hopefully, now that the Met have actually finally concluded a comprehensive investigation and suggested terminating the case as an outcome, he and his enjoyed ones can at last go back to some sort of regular life.’