The Portsmouth News carries some more comments concerning the reports of a police “investigation” into alleged/reported allegations concerning Mike Hancock MP. I am somewhat astounded that the police have not actually contacted Mike Hancock concerning this matter, according to his spokesman. You would have thought that, with the papers bandying about words such as “police investigation” and “sex”, the police would have at least contacted the MP. The absence of such contact leads one to suspect (dare I say it) that the press reporting is completely exaggerated:
A spokesman for Mr Hancock later released a statement saying: ‘The Sunday Times story is exaggerated and taken completely out of context.
‘Mike Hancock denies any allegations of any inappropriate behaviour and in no circumstances did any take place.
‘All Mike Hancock did was offer help and support to this woman.
‘Mike Hancock has not been contacted by Hampshire Police or been informed of any formal allegations or investigation.
‘He will of course co-operate with the police if they ever contact him.’