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Conservative MP refers himself to police after newspaper’s allegations

A Conservative MP has referred himself to the police after allegations were made against him.

Christopher Pincher MP

Christopher Pincher MP

Christopher Pincher, who represents parts of Lichfield in his Tamworth constituency, was accused of making an unwanted pass at Tory activist and former Olympic rower Alex Story in 2001.

Although the MP has refuted the claims in the Mail on Sunday newspaper, a Downing Street spokesman confirmed he had referred himself voluntarily to the police.

He told the newspaper: “I do not recognise either the events or the interpretation placed on them by the Mail on Sunday.

“Whatever may or may not have happened or been said was obviously many years before I became an MP. If Mr Story has ever felt offended by anything I said, then I can only apologise to him.”

Mr Pincher has also stepped down from his position in the Government, but remains as an MP.

A Downing Street spokesman said: “After several conversations with the Chief Whip, in order to address a number of questions, Mr Pincher has voluntarily referred himself both to the party’s complaints procedure and the police, and has voluntarily stood down from the Whip’s Office in the meantime.”

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  1. Strumpet

    6th November, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    It should be a jailable offence for a man to invite another man out for ” din-dins”.

  2. Steve

    6th November, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    Did the police, ask him to come quietly?