MP Won't Face Charges Over Sex Assault Claim

Hampshire police have confirmed that MP Mike Hancock will not face charges over allegations he sexually assaulted a female constituent.

Liberal Democrat Mr Hancock, 64, who represents Portsmouth South, was arrested over the allegations in October.

In a statement, the force said:

"Hampshire Constabulary can confirm that following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), no further action is to be taken against MP Mike Hancock in relation to allegations of sexual assault.

"The decision from the CPS was that there was insufficient evidence upon which to charge Mr Hancock.

"The alleged victim has been notified by Hampshire Constabulary of this decision, as has Mr Hancock.''

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