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Bath MP Ben Howlett quizzed over alleged sex assault

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image captionBen Howlett voluntarily attended a police station to speak to detectives

The Conservative MP for Bath, Ben Howlett, has been questioned by police over an alleged sex assault.

The Sun newspaper reported he voluntarily attended a police station to speak to detectives after a complaint was made.

The alleged attack is said to have taken place at a Eurovision results party in his constituency in May.

Mr Howlett, 30, has not been arrested, and said he "strenuously denied any wrongdoing".

He said: "The Sun newspaper and others have published stories concerning allegations about me today.

"My legal team is closely looking into this. I strenuously deny any wrongdoing. I will be making no further comment on this matter."

Avon and Somerset Constabulary said Mr Howlett had not been arrested and inquiries were continuing.

A Conservative Party spokesman said it would be "inappropriate to comment" while a police investigation was ongoing.

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