UK police drop lawmaker sex assault case

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Posted: Jun 16, 2011 12:21 PM
UK police drop lawmaker sex assault case

The case against a British Conservative Party lawmaker accused of sexual assault has been dropped.

Andrew Bridgen, a married father of two, was arrested last week following allegations of assaulting a 29-year-old woman in central London.

He says he welcomes the decision by police not to file charges but remains "hurt and angry" over the "ludicrous, false and unsubstantiated allegation."

Bridgen said in a statement Thursday that police confirmed the complainant in the case acknowledged in a police interview that no offense had occurred.

Bridgen won a parliamentary seat in last year's general election, which brought the Conservative-led coalition government into power.