Metropolitan police will not ‘take any further action’ in the alleged sex crimes of Prince Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein.
Scotland Yard said that after making two reviews and reviewing recent material in several allegations that young women had been groomed or abused on British soil by billionaire Epstein as well as a separate allegation against the Queen’s son, they would drop their investigation.
Virginia Giuffre is suing the prince for allegedly sexually assaulting her when she was a teenager.
She claims she was traded by Epstein, the duke’s former friend, for having sex with Andrew in London when she was 17 and a minor under US law.
The Duke has denied all allegations.
Police have said they will continue to communicate with other law enforcement agencies leading the investigation into Epstein.
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Buckingham Palace has called the allegations “false and unfounded”.
In a statement, Scotland Yard said:
The Metropolitan Police Service continues to communicate with other law enforcement agencies leading the investigation into Jeffrey Epstein’s issues.
“As a matter of procedure, MPS officers reviewed a document released in August 2021 as part of a U.S. civil action.
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“This review has been completed and we are not taking any further steps.
“We also reviewed information that was passed on to us by a media organization in June 2021. This review has been completed and no further action will be taken.”