Scotland Yard has abandoned its review of sex abuse allegations surrounding Prince Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein, it was revealed tonight.
After its officers reportedly spoke with accuser Virginia Roberts, the force has decided to take no further action over her allegation that she was trafficked to London as a 17-year-old and forced to have sex with Andrew.
Scotland Yard has also decided to take no further action over claims that billionaire financier Epstein groomed and abused other young women in Britain.
The Duke of York, 61, is facing a civil lawsuit in the US after Miss Roberts accused him of ‘rape in the first degree’, and said she was abused by him in London after a visit to Tramp nightclub in Mayfair. Andrew has always vehemently denied the claims and his legal team is seeking to get the US case thrown out.
The Met had previously examined Ms Giuffre’ allegations against the duke but did not open a full investigation, saying the case was a matter for the US authorities.
After the civil lawsuit was filed in New York, Met Commissioner Cressida Dick said she had asked her officers to review the claim, adding: ‘No one is above the law.’
Read more: ‘No further action will be taken’: Met Police reveals it has DROPPED its investigation into claims Virginia Roberts was ‘sex-trafficked into London by Jeffrey Epstein when she was 17 and forced to have sex with Prince Andrew’