Scotland Yard have said they will take ‘no further action’ into the alleged sex crimes of Prince Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein.
The Metropolitan Police said they would be dropping their investigation after carrying out two reviews following the allegations.
They said they had reviewed 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 Duke of York.
Virginia Giuffre has a civil case against Prince Andrew in the States and claims that she was trafficked to London when she was 17, a minor under US law, by the American paedophile Jeffrey Epstein and then forced to have sex with the Queen’s son who has strenuously denied the allegations.
The police say they intend to continue liaising with other law enforcement agencies who are leading the investigation into Epstein.
Buckingham Palace called the claims ‘false and without foundation’.
In August Cressida Dick, Met commissioner, commented that ‘no one is above the law’ and confirmed that she would review the alleged rape.
Last night the Met stated: “This review has concluded and we are taking no further action.”
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.”