Mark Pritchard arrested over allegation of rape

MP Mark Pritchard

MP Mark Pritchard
MP Mark Pritchard

Conservative member of parliament Mark Pritchard has been arrested and released on bail, following an allegation of rape in central London, media reported .

Parliamentary Hansard record Wednesday contains a reference to a letter from the Metropolitan Police to Speaker John Bercow, “relating to the arrest of Mark Pritchard, Member for The Wrekin”.

Police said a 48-year-old man had been arrested following an allegation of rape in central London, BBC reported.

Pritchard has been MP for The Wrekin in Shropshire since 2005.

The letter from police officer Sandra Looby to Bercow said: “I write to inform you that on Dec 2 Mark Pritchard was arrested at 6.14 p.m. at Holborn police station in London by Metropolitan Police Service officers.”

“Pritchard was questioned by police and released on police bail later the same evening at 10.16 p.m.”

He, however, has not been charged with any offence, the report said.

He has been given bail to a date in early January 2015, pending further enquiries.