Arrest after alleged rape in the Houses of Parliament

POLICE officers investigating allegations that a woman was raped in an MP’s office at the Houses of Parliament have arrested a male suspect.

The 23-year-old was taken into custody on Friday October 14, the same day of the alleged assault, which reportedly took place in the early hours of the morning. 

A Met spokesman said: “Detectives from the sexual offences, exploitation and child abuse command are investigating an allegation of rape at the Houses of Parliament in the early hours of Friday 14 October.

“A 23-year-old man was arrested that same day on suspicion of rape. He has been bailed pending further inquires to a date in mid-January 2017.”

A spokesperson for the House of Commons said: “We are aware of an incident on the parliamentary estate which is being investigated by the Metropolitan police service. Parliament is working closely with the police on their investigation and we cannot comment further while this is ongoing.”

Although the man’s age perhaps gives it away, police have stressed that the suspect is not an MP.

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