Lord Polak flees to hotel massage room to avoid reporter

The man thought to be at the centre of the Priti Patel scandal has been filmed fleeing a reporter when asked to comment on the case.

Lord Polak, president of the Conservative Friends of Israel, took refuge in a hotel massage room when challenged to give his account of the story by a reporter for Channel 4 News.

He refused to answer questions about secret meetings he reportedly helped set up for Patel, who was forced to resign as International Development Secretary on Wednesday.

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