Cleared MP: Change law on sex cases
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.