Liberal Democrat peer Lord Rennard interviewed under caution over sexual harassment claims
He is accused of touching them and propositioning a number of women between 2003 and 2007
The senior Liberal Democrat peer Lord Rennard has been interviewed by police under caution over allegations he sexually harassed female party activists.
Scotland Yard began initial assessments to discover if any criminal activity had taken place in February this year, after a number of women accused him of touching them and propositioning them between 2003 and 2007.
A Scotland Yard spokesman said a 52-year-old man had voluntarily attended a south London police station by appointment today.
His solicitors said in a statement: “We can confirm that Lord Rennard agreed to meet with the police and that he welcomed his first opportunity to refute the basis of allegations made against him.
“We do not intend to make any further statement until the conclusion of the police inquiry.”
An independent inquiry commissioned by the Liberal Democrats was carried out in the wake of the initial complaints. The peer stood down from the Lib Dem group in the Lords in February over allegations of sexual impropriety.
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