Arrestato vicepresidente del Parlamento britannico. Accusato di abusi sessuali / Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans arrested on suspicion of rape
Con l’accusa di abusi sessuali
Arrestato vicepresidente del Parlamento britannico
Nigel Evans, 55 anni, è stato arrestato stamane nella sua casa di campagna di Pendleton un villaggio del Lancashire. L’esponente conservatore e’ stato accusato di abusi sessuali dalle presunte vittime, due uomini di circa vent’anni
Il vicepresidente della House of Commons, il conservatore Nigel Evans e’ stato arrestato dalla polizia perche’ e’ sospettato di aver abusato sessualmente di due uomini ventenni tra il luglio del 2009 e il marzo del 2013. Ne da notizia in esclusiva il tabloid Daily Mail.
Nigel Evans, 55 anni, che nel 2010 dichiaro’ pubblicamente di essere gay, e’ stato arrestato stamane nella sua casa di campagna di Pendleton un villaggio del Lancashire. L’esponente conservatore e’ stato accusato dalle presunte vittime, due uomini di circa venti anni, di averne stuprato uno e di aver abusato sessualmente dell’altro.
Downing Street ha reso noto che il primo ministro David Cameron e’ stato informato, cosi’ John Bercow, presidente dei Comuni.
Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans arrested on suspicion of rape
Nigel Evans, the Conservative MP, has been arrested on suspicion of raping and sexually assaulting two young men.
By David Barrett, and Robert Watts
7:12PM BST 04 May 2013
Mr Evans, a Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, is tonight being questioned over claims made by the two alleged victims.
They claim to have been raped and sexually assaulted between July 2009 and March 2013 at his constituency. Both were in their twenties at the times of the attacks, although their exact ages have not been disclosed.
The Conservative MP was arrested at his home in Pendleton, Lancashire, this morning and is understood to be still in custody for questioning. The property has been searched by officers.
David Cameron, the Prime Minister, was informed of the arrest today, as was John Bercow, the Speaker of the House of Commons.
Mr Evans, 55, is openly gay, having disclosed his sexuality in 2010. At the time the MP for Ribble Valley said he was “tired of living a lie”.
A spokeswoman for Lancashire Constabulary refused to confirm if Mr Evans had been arrested. It was separately confirmed by Downing Street sources.
The spokeswoman said: “A 55-year-old man from Pendleton in Lancashire has today, Saturday, 4 May 2013, been arrested by Lancashire Constabulary on suspicion of rape and sexual assault.
“The man will be interviewed at a police station in Lancashire during the course of the day. The offences are alleged to have been committed in Pendleton between July 2009 and March 2013.
“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.”