A supply near Prince Andrew says it’s “no shock” that Britain’s Metropolitan police has ignored “media strain” and can drop their inquiries into the prince’s alleged sexual assault of Virginia Giuffre.
In what might be construed a significant breakthrough for Andrew’s efforts to clear his name, the London police drive informed The Every day Beast that they’d be taking “no additional motion” in opposition to Andrew, having concluded a evaluate of “a doc launched in August 2021 as a part of a U.S. civil motion.”
In response to the information, a supply near Andrew informed The Every day Beast: “It comes as no shock that the Met Police have confirmed that, having reviewed the intercourse assault claims in opposition to the duke for a 3rd time, they’re taking no additional motion. Regardless of strain from the media and claims of latest proof, the Met have concluded that the claims aren’t ample to warrant any additional investigation. The duke has at all times vigorously maintained his innocence and continues to take action.”
The event is actually a welcome break for Andrew who has endured a weekend by which he was publicly attacked, ridiculed and smeared by a plentiful forged of royal insiders to the media. Courtiers and authorities sources lined as much as pour contempt on the prince, with one navy supply who has handled Andrew describing him to The Sunday Times as a “whole dickhead.”
Scotland Yard stated it “continues to liaise with different legislation enforcement businesses who lead the investigation into issues associated to Jeffrey Epstein.”
The police inquiries into Andrew’s involvement with Epstein return to 2015 when, they stated, they have been “contacted by representatives of an individual who made allegations of non-recent trafficking for sexual exploitation in opposition to a U.S. nationwide, Jeffrey Epstein and a British girl regarding occasions exterior of the U.Okay. and an allegation of trafficking to central London in March 2001.”
The “British girl” talked about is believed to be Ghislaine Maxwell, who’s now in jail awaiting trial within the U.S.
The cops stated they didn’t pursue the allegations at the moment as a result of “it was clear that any investigation into human trafficking can be largely centered on actions and relationships exterior the U.Okay.”
A choice to not proceed to “a full felony investigation” was made and was subsequently “reviewed following the dying of Jeffrey Epstein in August 2019.”
The assertion didn’t verify stories this weekend that officers had contacted Giuffre once more this 12 months after she filed her civil lawsuit in opposition to Andrew, solely saying that they’d reviewed the doc that was a part of the U.S. civil case and “info handed to us by a media organisation in June 2021.”
The assertion added: “This evaluate is full and no additional motion might be taken.”