Russell Brand: Police launch probe into historic sex claims

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Emily Fox

By Emily Fox

Published: 25/09/2023

- 16:49

Updated: 25/09/2023

- 17:15

Detectives have launched an investigation into allegations of sexual offences.

Police have launched a probe into allegations of historic sex offences surrounding Russell Brand, it has been confirmed.

A spokesman for the Met Police said: "Following an investigation by Channel 4’s Dispatches and The Sunday Times, the Met has received a number of allegations of sexual offences in London.

"We have also received a number of allegations of sexual offences committed elsewhere in the country and will investigate these.

"The offences are all non-recent.

"Officers will be offering specialist support to all of the women who have made allegations.

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The investigation is being carried out by detectives in the Met’s Central Specialist Crime Command, led by Detective Superintendent Andy Furphy.

Supt Furphy said: “We continue to encourage anyone who believes they may have been a victim of a sexual offence, no matter how long ago it was, to contact us.

“We understand it can feel like a difficult step to take and I want to reassure that we have a team of specialist officers available to advise and support.”

There have been no arrests and police enquiries are ongoing.

Anyone who wants to report an offence to the police should contact us on 101.

Russell Brand denies all allegations.

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