A Tory MP arrested on suspicion of a series of sexual offences has had his bail extended into next year, the Met Police has confirmed. 

The man, in his 50s, was arrested on May 17 on suspicion of rape, sexual assault, indecent assault, abuse of a position of trust and misconduct in a public office. 

He was initially bailed until mid-June. 

That was then extended to mid-August, and again to mid-November.  

In a statement today, the Met said the politician – who cannot be named for legal reasons – “has since been bailed pending further enquiries to a date in mid-February 2023”. 

Police were initially approached in January 2020 with “a report relating to alleged sexual offences having been committed between 2002 and 2009.” 

All of the offences are alleged to have occurred in London. 

The case is being investigated by the Central Specialist Crime Team. 

“Enquiries remain ongoing,” the force said.