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21/02/2019 11:14 GMT | Updated 21/02/2019 11:52 GMT

Tory MP Christopher Davies Charged Over Expenses Claims

MP will appear in Court on 22 March.

Tory MP Christopher Davies has been charged over allegations he falsified two invoices in support of Parliamentary expenses claims.

A Crown Prosecution Service spokesman said on Thursday morning: “In November 2018, the Crown Prosecution Service received a file of evidence from the Metropolitan Police relating to an allegation that Christopher Davies, MP for Brecon and Radnorshire, falsified two invoices in support of Parliamentary expenses claims.

“Following a review of the evidence, the CPS has today charged Mr Davies with two offences of making a false instrument and one offence of providing false or misleading information for allowance claims.

He will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 22 March.

The spokesman added: “The Crown Prosecution Service reminds all concerned that criminal proceedings against Mr Davies are now active and that he has a right to a fair trial.

“It is extremely important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings.”

Davies, 51, was elected to the Commons in 2015 after snatching the seat from the Lib Dems.