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16/08/01
Hamilton Sex Charges Dropped
- 'I am not a banana,' says former Tory minister's wife

POLICE announced last night that all investigations of sexual assault against ex-minister Neil Hamilton and his wife Christine had been dropped.

Detectives have said they will take no further action against the couple, who were accused by 28 year-old Nadine Milroy-Sloan of sexually assaulting her while another man allegedly raped her in a flat in Ilford, Essex.

The Hamiltons, who have always strenuously denied the allegations made against them, have now been released from their bail conditions. Christine Hamilton claimed that the case had brought the police into disrepute. "It is such a scandalous waste of public time and money that it has taken four months to find there was no evidence against us."

The couple are now pursuing libel action against Ms Milroy-Sloan and are considering taking legal action against the police for wrongful arrest. "I never had the slightest concern we were going to be utterly vindicated. I said when we were arrested that if they brought rape charges then I was a banana and I am not a banana," Mrs Hamilton said.




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