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06/02/2019 16:50 GMT | Updated 06/02/2019 16:51 GMT

Scottish Tories Investigate MP Ross Thomson Amid 'Groping' Claims

The Brexiteer was reportedly confronted by Met Police officers in Westminster's Strangers bar.

A Scottish Tory MP was reportedly confronted by police in a Commons bar amid allegations of groping. 

The alleged incident, late on Tuesday night in parliament’s Strangers Bar, is thought to involve Brexiteer and Aberdeen South MP Ross Thomson. 

The drama unfolded after Met Police were called to the popular Westminster bar at around 11pm after a report of sexual touching. 

No arrests were made, but officers spoke to three men at the scene. 

A witness who spoke to the Guido Fawkes website claimed Thomson was “drunk” and had begun “grabbing” other drinkers in the establishment. 

The witness said Thomson was then escorted from Strangers by police.

A spokesman for the Scottish Conservatives said chiefs had been notified of the incident. 

“We are aware of reports of an incident in the Strangers bar last night,” he said. “It is being looked into by the party and we have no further comment at this time.” 

A spokesman for the Met Police said: “Police were called at approximately 11pm on Tuesday, 5 February to a bar within the Palace of Westminster following a report of sexual touching.

“Officers attended and spoke to the parties involved – three men in their 20s and 30s. No formal allegations were made to the officers and no arrests were made.”