John Leslie hits out against rape claim 'lies'

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Former Blue Peter presenter John Leslie insisted today that a new rape allegation against him was "totally untrue", adding: "I certainly did not attack this person as I have never attacked anyone."



He condemned "lies about my private life" and said: "I certainly did not attack this person as I have never attacked anyone."



In a statement, he said: "Yesterday I attended Teddington police station by appointment.



"I was arrested on suspicion of a crime that was allegedly committed in 1995.



"I was interviewed for 30 minutes and released on bail. Five years ago I helped the police complete a thorough investigation into malicious claims against me."