MP Ben Howlett questioned over sex assault claim

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A Tory MP has been questioned over an allegation of sexual assault.

Ben Howlett, MP for Bath, Somerset, voluntarily visited a police station to speak to detectives after the complaint had been made, police said.

The alleged attack is said to have taken place in May following a Eurovision Song Contest results party in his constituency, The Sun reported.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary said Mr Howlett, 30, who did not immediately respond to a request for comment, had not been arrested and inquiries were continuing.

A force spokesman said: "A man aged in his 30s from Bath has voluntarily attended a police station for interview following an allegation of sexual assault."

The Conservative Party said it was aware of the complaint but declined to respond to the allegation.

A spokeswoman said: "While a police investigation is ongoing it would be inappropriate to comment."

Mr Howlett was elected in the 2015 general election and is currently a member of the Women and Equalities Select Committee and the Petitions Select Committee.