Probe into claims that girl, 17, was trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein to sleep with Prince Andrew were ‘axed’ by police
POLICE decided not to fully investigate allegations a 17-year-old girl was trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein and forced to sleep with Prince Andrew, it was claimed tonight.
Scotland Yard conducted a review of “available evidence” in 2015 based on court papers, Channel 4 News reported.
Prince Andrew was pictured with Virginia Roberts in 2001[/caption]
A complaint is understood to have been made by a third party.
But the force decided not to “progress to a full investigation”, it said.
Channel 4 also claimed lawyers for the girl — Virginia Roberts, now 35 — independently contacted the Met Police in 2016.
Bosses refused to say if they spoke to Andrew or Epstein, who died in a US jail cell last week while awaiting trial.
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Andrew has always denied “any form of sexual contact or relationship” with Ms Roberts — and “any claim to the contrary is false and without foundation”.
Her claims were originally struck from a 2015 court case.
The Met Police told Channel 4: “We reviewed the available evidence and the decision was made that this would not progress to a full investigation. As such, the matter was closed.”
Jeffrey Epstein was found hanged in his jail cell last week while awaiting trial[/caption]
Prince Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein were pictured strolling through New York together[/caption]
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