Police are investigating after a London Assembly member reported that his emails had been compromised.

Keith Prince, Conservative member for Havering and Redbridge, called police after his emails were accessed and some were disseminated last weekend.

“On Tuesday, December 7, police received an allegation of unauthorised access and dissemination of emails,” the Met confirmed.

“There have been no arrests. Enquiries are ongoing.”

Mr Prince called the hack “outrageous”, telling the Recorder: “I just can’t believe anyone would be that low.”

He said a private investigation had identified the computer from which the emails were accessed.

He said it was a work computer which multiple people had access to, but would not say where it was kept.

“We are currently having the hard drive interrogated,” he said. “We believe we know who the perpetrator is. Once we have got that information, we will pass it to the police.”