Crispin Blunt confirms he’s Tory MP arrested over rape allegation and says he’s been interviewed twice by cops | The Sun

CRISPIN Blunt has confirmed he is the Tory MP arrested over a rape allegation.

The MP revealed that he has been interviewed twice by cops in a statement on X, formerly Twitter.

Mr Blunt has had the Tory whip suspended and has been asked to stay away from Parliament after being arrested on suspicion of rape, reports PA.

He was quizzed by cops this morning as well as three weeks ago.

The MP said he was "ready to cooperate fully" with police.

In a statement, Mr Blunt said: "It has been reported that an MP was arrested yesterday in connection with an allegation of rape.

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"I am confirming that MP was me.

"The fact of the arrest requires a formal notification of the Speaker and then my Chief Whip."

He continued: "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 earlier this morning under caution following arrest.

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"The arrest was unnecessary as I remain ready to cooperate fully with the investigation that I am confident will end without charge.

"I do not intend to say anything further on this matter until the police have completed their inquiries."

The leading Tory MP admitted he was the subject of the investigation after the Sun exclusively broke the story that a prominent politician had been arrested.

Mr Blunt was also questioned on suspicion of possession of controlled substances.

Surrey Police said a man was detained on Wednesday morning in Horley.

A police spokesman said: "We can confirm a man was arrested yesterday morning (October 25) in Horley on suspicion of rape and possession of controlled substances.

"He has been released on conditional police bail pending further inquiries."

The Conservative Party said it would not comment as there is a live police investigation.

It is the latest blow to Rishi Sunak and the Conservative Party, which has been hit by a string of sleaze allegations.

Their former deputy chief whip Chris Pincher was booted out of office last week after The Sun revealed he groped someone in a Tory private members club.

The Tories lost his seat of Tamworth to Labour in a doubly by-election defeat.

Yesterday, Tory former minister Peter Bone was suspended from the House of Commons for six weeks for bullying and sexual misconduct against a staff member.

He could be kicked out as an MP and another by-election called if 10 per cent of voters in his constituency of Wellingborough sign a petition against him.

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And another Tory MP is currently on bail over sexual assault allegations which he denies.

The latest allegations do not relate to any of these three men.

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