Tory aide arrested over alleged rape in Parliament


Tory aide arrested over alleged rape in Parliament

Sam Armstrong has been arrested over an alleged rape at the Houses of Parliament (Picture:Twitter)

An aide to a Conservative MP has been arrested over the alleged rape of a woman in the Houses of Parliament.

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Sam Armstrong, who is chief of staff to Craig Mackinlay MP, is accused of attacking the woman in an office building near the Commons in the early hours of Friday morning.

He is said to have been drinking with a group of Tory aides and guests on the House of Lords’ terrace on the Parliamentary estate, a witness told The Sun.

The Met Police confirmed that a 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of rape

Conservative aide has been arrested for allegedly

Police were investigating an alleged incident at Parliament in the early hours of Friday morning (Picture:

Reports claim the office of the MP for South Thanet was sealed off by uniformed officers on Friday as part of investigation.

Mr Armstrong has also been described as the MP’s press representative and spokesperson.

It is believed to be the first time a woman has reported a rape allegation within the Houses of Parliament.

A spokesman for Mr Mackinlay confirmed to that the MP was aware of the incident.

He said: ‘Craig was made aware of an allegations against a member of his staff and following a request from police and parliamentary officials, gave access to his office.

‘He is awaiting further information from the police before commenting further.’

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said officers from the Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command were investigating a rape allegation in the early hours of October 14

They added: ‘A 23-year-old man was arrested that same day on suspicion of rape.

‘He has been bailed pending further enquires to a date in mid-January 2017.’

A spokesperson for the Commons added: ‘We are aware of an incident on the Parliamentary Estate which is being investigated by the Metropolitan Police Service. Parliament is working closely with the police on their investigation and we cannot comment further while this is ongoing.’

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