According to reports, Scotland Yard will not investigate allegations of sexual abuse against Prince Andrew.
The Met spoke to alleged accuser Virginia Giuffre and is said to have now decided not to take further action on her claims.
The Duke of York faces a civil trial in the US, brought by Ms Giuffre, who claims he raped her when she was 17.
The Met is said to have decided not to take further action against the late pedophile Jeffrey Epstein over Ms. Giuffre’s claims that she was being trafficked when the alleged incidents happened with Andrew.
Ms Giuffre said she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew at Ghislaine Maxwell’s home in London in 2001, when she was about 17.
She also said that he was made to have sex with her at Epstein’s New York mansion and on her private island.
Prince Andrew and Ms Maxwell denied the claims against them.
Police have not confirmed that they spoke to Ms Giuffre recently.
In August, Commissioner Cressida Dick said the force would monitor developments in the US civil lawsuit against Prince Andrew and review its position not to open an investigation into the allegations.
The Met has investigated Ms Giuffre’s allegations at least twice since 2015, but has never opened an investigation, saying the matter is up to US officials.
The force reportedly said it would continue to work with US police on matters related to Epstein.
reported a statement in Mirror said: “MPS officials reviewed a document issued in August 2021 as part of US civil action on the matter of the process.
“This review has ended and we are not taking any further action.
“We also reviewed information provided to us by a media organization in June 2021. This review is complete and no further action will be taken.”
Prince Andrew’s lawyers have until 29 October to file a response to Ms Giuffre’s lawsuit. Her lawyers admitted she was served at the end of September, after Ms Giuffre’s lawyers said she had sued.
Lawyers for the royal were granted permission this week to review a 2009 settlement between Ms Giuffre and Epstein, which they believe will end the trial against them.
Credit: www.independent.co.uk /