Ross Thomson: Tory MP 'leaves House of Commons bar with police' following complaints of ‘sexual touching’

Officers spoke to three men, but no formal allegations were made, and no one was arrested

Wednesday 06 February 2019 22:31
Mr Thomson is a prominent Brexit supporter and was elected to Westminster in 2017
Mr Thomson is a prominent Brexit supporter and was elected to Westminster in 2017

The Scottish Conservatives are investigating reports that one of their MPs left the House of Commons bar accompanied by police following claims of “sexual touching”.

The alleged incident, which is believed to have involved MP Ross Thomson, took place at the Strangers' Bar in the Palace of Westminster on Tuesday night.

The Metropolitan Police said officers spoke to three men, but no formal allegations were made, and no one was arrested.

A spokesperson for the force said: "Police were called at approximately 23:00 hours on 5 February to a bar within the Palace of Westminster following a report of sexual touching.

"Officers attended and spoke to the parties involved, three men in their 20s and 30s.

"However, no formal allegations were made to the officers and no arrests were made."

The Scottish Conservatives said in a statement on Twitter: “We are aware of reports of an incident last night and the matter is being looked into. We have no further comment to make at this stage.”

Mr Thomson is a prominent Brexit supporter and was elected to Westminster in 2017.

He had previously served as a member of the Scottish parliament from 2016 to 2017.

The Independent has contacted Ross Thomson for a comment.

Additional reporting from agencies