Tory MP Nigel Evans wants anonymity for rape suspects

Conservative MP and former deputy Speaker Nigel Evans was arrested in 2013 on suspicion of rape and sexual assault.

He denied the charges and was found not guilty at trial, but his experiences have led him to campaign for anonymity for those accused of rape.

In a personal film for the Daily Politics, the MP lists other famous names who faced publicity after being named in connection with alleged sex crimes, but were later released without charge.

He said: "There is no absolutely no appreciation at all for the awful trauma the accused faces."

Mr Evans will debate his film on Wednesday's Daily Politics with fellow MPs Matt Hancock and Owen Smith, and the full programme will be on iPlayer for 30 days.

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