Tory MP Crispin Blunt arrested on suspicion of rape and possession of drugs

Sounds like a stich up to us as a result of some of the things he’s been saying about both drug regulation and in opposition to the general right wing cancer infecting the Tory party. It’ll probably be a TV drama mini series on the BBC in 15 years time.


The Guardian reports

senior Conservative MP, Crispin Blunt, has been arrested on suspicion of rape and possession of drugs.

Blunt, who has since been suspended by the party, made a statement after Surrey police said a man in his 60s had been arrested on Wednesday and later released on bail.

After identifying himself, Blunt had the whip suspended pending the outcome of the police investigation, meaning he is now an independent, and it is understood he has been told to stay away from the parliamentary estate.

The MP for Reigate, a former justice minister and ex-chair of parliament’s foreign affairs committee, said he was confident the investigation would end without charge.

He said he had previously reported an allegation of extortion to police in relation to the same incident, and had spoken to officers several weeks ago.

In a statement, Blunt said: “It has been reported that an MP was arrested yesterday in connection with an allegation of rape. I am confirming that MP was me. The fact of the arrest requires a formal notification of the speaker and the chief whip.

“I have now been interviewed twice in connection with this incident, the first time three weeks ago when I initially reported my concern over extortion.

“The second time was … under caution following arrest. The arrest was unnecessary as I remain ready to cooperate fully with the investigation that I am confident will end without charge.”

Officers said a man was arrested on Wednesday morning before being released on conditional bail.

A spokesperson for Surrey police said: “We can confirm a man … was arrested yesterday morning … on suspicion of rape and possession of controlled substances. He has been released on conditional police bail pending further inquiries.”

It is understood the suspected controlled substances are being tested, with the results pending.


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