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Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen arrested over alleged sex assault

Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and released on bail.

It is understood that the 46-year-old MP for North West Leicestershire was arrested in relation to allegations of assaulting a 29-year-old woman in central London in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Mr Bridgen is a married father-of-two who entered Parliament at last year's General Election and is regarded as being on the right of the party.

Scotland Yard said in a statement yesterday: "A 46-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault against a 29-year-old woman at an address in SW1 in the early hours of this morning.

"He has been bailed to return on a date in mid-July."

Police declined to confirm the identity of the arrested man.

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