Prince Andrew WON'T be investigated confirm Met Police after Epstein documents released

Prince Andrew WON'T be investigated confirm Met Police after Epstein documents released

WATCH NOW: Prince Andrew reported to The Met Police

GB News
Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 05/01/2024

- 10:27

Updated: 05/01/2024

- 11:37

The Duke of York was named in damaging documents once again linking the prince to Jeffrey Epstein

Prince Andrew will not be investigated, the Metropolitan Police have confirmed, after damaging documents linking the prince to Jeffrey Epstein were released on Thursday.

This comes as the Duke of York was reported to the police by the anti-monarchy group Republic, after allegations of sexual assault resurfaced in connection to the late convicted sex offender.

In a statement, the Metropolitan Police told GB News: "We are aware of the release of court documents in relation to Jeffrey Epstein.

"As with any matter, should new and relevant information be brought to our attention we will assess it.

Prince Andrew

Prince Andrew WON'T be investigated confirm Met Police after Epstein documents released


"No investigation has been launched."

The Duke of York has previously denied any wrongdoing, and Buckingham Palace has said the allegations are “categorically untrue”.

The newly released records include 40 documents of evidence from Johanna Sjoberg, who claimed that the prince touched her breast whilst inside Epstein’s Manhattan apartment in 2001.

Graham Smith, the chief executive of Republic, called on The Met to reopen investigations.

Prince AndrewPrince Andrew was one of the high-profile figures named in the trove of previously unreleased documentsPA

Smith said: "Inaction would exacerbate an already serious issue of victims of male violence being unwilling to report offences to the Metropolitan Police, and would embolden offenders, knowing the police will not take action against powerful individuals."

He added: "I have reported Andrew to the police, well aware that the Met claims to have looked into this before.

"To date there appears to have been no serious criminal investigation, no interview of the accused or other witnesses, and no clear justification for taking no action."

Prince Andrew stepped down from royal duties in 2019 following his infamous interview with Emily Maitlis on Newsnight.

Prince Andrew

Prince Andrew was once again linked to Jeffrey Epstein

Prince AndrewPrince Andrew was pressured to step down as a working royal in 2019 due to his affiliations with EpsteinPA

During the interview, Andrew referred to Epstein's behaviour as "unbecoming" and denied all allegations of wrongdoing.

The prince also denied having ever met Virginia Giuffre, who accused the prince in a US civil case of sexually abusing her on three occasions when she was 17 years old.

In February 2022, Giuffre and Prince Andrew reached an out-of-court settlement for an undisclosed amount, including no admission of guilt on the claims against the Duke of York.

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