Speaker says UK House of Commons office searched

Last Updated: Monday, May 20, 2013 - 22:36

London: The House of Commons speaker says police have searched a legislator`s office in relation to a serious offense that could lead to arrest.

Speaker John Bercow told Parliament on Monday that a member`s office had been searched under terms of a warrant issued in Preston Crown Court in northern England.

Bercow and the police refused to name the member of Parliament whose premises were searched. But British media identified him as Nigel Evans, who was serving as deputy speaker when he was arrested May 4 on suspicion of rape and sexual assault.

Evans has denied wrongdoing and has not been charged.

He has stopped carrying out his duties as deputy speaker while police investigate the allegations against him.


First Published: Monday, May 20, 2013 - 22:36
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