UK police have closed an investigation into reports on a high-ranking politician’s corruption because of “insufficient evidence” against him.
Police said in a statement that disgraced former House of Lords member John Sewel will not face drug charges. “The Met launched a criminal inquiry into allegations of drug-related offences involving a member of the House of Lords on Monday, 27 July,” police said.
Sewel resigned from the House of Lords two months ago after he was photographed cavorting with two prostitutes and allegedly snorting cocaine. In a statement announcing his resignation, he apologized for the “pain and embarrassment” caused and said his exit would “limit and help repair” the damage to the reputation of the Lords.