Met Police hold talks with Lib Dems over Rennard claims

20:30 26 February 2013

Police are investigating whether "criminal activity" took place following allegations of inappropriate behaviour by the senior Liberal Democrat peer. Picture: Cathal McNaughton/PA Wire

Police are investigating whether "criminal activity" took place following allegations of inappropriate behaviour by the senior Liberal Democrat peer. Picture: Cathal McNaughton/PA Wire

Metropolitan Police officers have met with Liberal Democrat representatives over allegations concerning former party chief executive Lord Rennard.

The talks came after a number of women alleged that he had behaved inappropriately towards them. The accusations were broadcast on Channel 4 last week

In a statement, Scotland Yard said: “Officers from the Specialist Investigations Command have this afternoon met with officials in the Liberal Democrat Party at New Scotland Yard following recent media reports.

“The meeting was held to assist with our inquiries to ascertain if any criminal activity has taken place. That work continues.

“Anyone with information should contact specially trained officers on 020 8721 4601, and all information will be treated in the strictest confidence. It was agreed at the meeting that any internal misconduct matters would be referred back to the Liberal Democrat Party.”

A Lib Dem spokesman confirmed chief executive Tim Gordon led the Lib Dem group at the meeting.

“It is important that people with information have the confidence to come forward and that their information is dealt with sensitively and appropriately,” he said.

“We are working closely with the police to help establish if any criminal activity has taken place.”

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