Scotland Yard said they will be dropping their investigation after conducting two reviews and reviewing recent material into multiple claims that young women had been groomed or abused on UK soil by Prince Andrew and known paedophile Jeffrey Epstein
The Metropolitan Police will be taking ‘no further action’ into the alleged sex crimes of Prince Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein.
Scotland Yard said after conducting two reviews and reviewing recent material into multiple claims that young women had been groomed or abused on UK soil by billionaire Epstein, as well as a separate allegation against the Queen’s son, they would be dropping their investigation.
Virginia Giuffre is suing the prince for allegedly sexually assaulting her when she was a teenager.
She claims she was trafficked by Epstein, the duke’s former friend, to have sex with Andrew in London when she was aged 17 and a minor under US law.
The duke has strenuously denied all the allegations.
The police have said that they will continue to liaise with other law enforcement agencies who are leading the investigation into Epstein.
Buckingham Palace has called the claims “false and without foundation”.
In a statement, Scotland Yard said:
‘The Metropolitan Police Service continues to liaise with other law enforcement agencies who lead the investigation into matters related to Jeffrey Epstein.
As a matter of procedure MPS officers reviewed a document released in August 2021 as part of a US civil action.
This review has concluded and we are taking no further action.
“We also reviewed information passed to us by a media organisation in June 2021. This review is complete and no further action will be taken.’