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Lib-Dem Peer to face Yard probe.

SCOTLAND Yard has launched an investigation into allegations that a Lib Dem peer sexually harassed activists.

The force said officers have looked into whether there are witnesses who would speak to police and are now investigating if there is corroborating evidence to back up claims against Lord Rennard.

The peer is accused of behaving inappropriately towards a number of women in the party, but has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "As is standard in cases of an historic nature, officers' initial inquiries are made to establish if allegations of crime are being made and if there are potential victims and witnesses who are prepared to speak to police.

"Officers then carry out inquiries to corroborate those allegations, and in this case that process is ongoing."
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Publication:Daily Post (Conwy, Wales)
Date:Apr 24, 2013
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