Conservative MP Mark Pritchard arrested on suspicion of rape

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Pritchard has been MP of The Wrekin since 2005 (Source: Mark Pritchard)

Conservative MP Mark Pritchard has been released on bail after being arrested on suspicion of rape.

The Metropolitan Police confirmed today that a 48-year-old man had voluntarily attended a north London police station on Tuesday, where he was arrested, following an allegation of rape in central London.

"He has been bailed to a date in early January 2015 pending further enquiries".

A letter was sent to the Speaker of the House of Commons on Wednesday relating to the arrest of Pritchard, the MP for The Wrekin, a constituency in east Shropshire.