Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Report on Mike Hancock's conduct emerges

From today's Guardian:
A previously unpublished independent report has found evidence that veteran Portsmouth MP Mike Hancock sexually assaulted and harassed a constituent and made "unwelcome sexual approaches", the Guardian can reveal. 
Nigel Pascoe QC, a leading barrister in sexual crime cases, interviewed Hancock's accuser at length at the request of Portsmouth city council and concluded in August that there was evidence of sexual advances made by Hancock and that the MP was fully aware of his alleged victim's mental health problems. 
Pascoe also examined dozens of texts sent by Hancock to his accuser over a nine-month period from October 2009.
The report has not been published by the council, but a redacted version was sent to the constituent last week.

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