Cleared MP: Change law on sex cases

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TORY MP Mark Pritchard has called for a re­view on al­leged rape vic­tims get­ting anonymity af­ter an al­le­ga­tion against him was dropped by po­lice.

The Wrekin MP was ini­tially ar­rested af­ter vol­un­tar­ily at­tend­ing a Lon­don po­lice sta­tion on De­cem­ber 2.

He was re­leased on bail to re­turn yes­ter­day, where he was in­formed he would face no fur­ther action.

In a state­ment, Mr Pritchard ( above), 48, said: “To be falsely ac­cused of any­thing is an aw­ful thing. Of course (my ac­cuser) re­mains anony­mous.

“The law on anonymity needs to be re­viewed and fair­ness does need to play a far greater role in these cases.”

Cam­paign­ers say anonymity should be lifted on those who make false al­le­ga­tions of sex­ual as­saults.

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