Scotland Yard taking “no further action” over Prince Andrew sex allegations

Prince Andrew and Virginia Giuffre

Scotland Yard will take “no further action” into the alleged sex offences of Prince Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein.

It was claimed Epstein – a convicted paedophile – brought teenage girls to Britain for his friends to sleep with.

One victim, Virginia Giuffre, claimed she was assaulted by the Prince – a claim he has strenuously denied.

Scotland Yard conducted two reviews into the evidence that Ms Giuffre had been groomed or abused by Epstein.

There was a separate investigation into the claims against Andrew.

In a statement, Scotland Yard said:

“The Metropolitan Police Service continues to liaise with other law enforcement agencies who lead the investigation into matters related to Jeffrey Epstein.

“As a matter of procedure MPS officers reviewed a document released in August 2021 as part of a US civil action.

“This review has concluded, and we are taking no further action.

“We also reviewed information passed to us by a media organisation in June 2021.

“This review is complete, and no further action will be taken.”

Buckingham Palace has called the claims “false and without foundation”.

 


About the Author

Philip Braund spent 16 years at the Daily Mirror as a reporter and news editor before moving to ITV. He was the series producer of the ground-breaking investigation programme The Cook Report, Managing Editor at ITV's Millbank Studios, and Head of News at ITV Central. He has won national and regional Royal Television Society awards for documentaries.



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