Tory MP Ross Thomson has referred himself to a disciplinary panel after allegations he was escorted from a Westminster bar by police following complaints of “sexual touching”.
Officers from the Metropolitan Police swooped on Strangers Bar on the parliamentary estate at around 11pm on Tuesday after an incident involving three men in their 20s and 30s.
Aberdeen South MP Ross Thomson has dismissed reports that he was one of the men involved.
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Mr Thomson, in a statement published on social media, said: “A series of serious allegations have been made against me that have featured in the media.
“I would like to state that these allegations from anonymous sources are completely false. No complaint has been made to the police, Parliament or the Conservative Party.
“Nevertheless in the interests of openness and transparency I am referring myself to the Conservative Party’s disciplinary panel of the code of conduct.
“This has been a deeply distressing time for me and my family but I intend to be back at work on Monday.”
A police spokesman confirmed on Thursday that no formal complaint had been made about the incident and that there had been no arrests.