London police chief says department is reviewing Prince Andrew case

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London’s police commissioner said Thursday that her department is reviewing files on Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, who currently faces allegations of sexual assault in the U.S.

Commissioner Cressida Dick said in an interview on British radio station LBC that the Metropolitan Police are reviewing the case against Prince Andrew.

Police have reviewed the case twice before, and Dick emphasized that this was a review of material police already have, adding, “At the moment there is no investigation.” 

Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who says she was a victim of Jeffrey Epstein’s underage sex trafficking scheme, filed a lawsuit against Prince Andrew this week, accusing him of sexually abusing her when she was a minor. Giuffre has long claimed that she was directed to have sex with the prince by Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell, who is now in prison.

The Duke of York has denied the allegations and has reportedly refused to cooperate with U.S. investigators looking into the Epstein case. He has said he regrets his “ill-judged association with Jeffrey Epstein.”

“As a result of what’s going on, I’ve asked my team to have another look at the material,” Dick said Thursday. “No one is above the law.” 

“We are, of course, open to working with authorities from overseas,” she said in the interview. “We will give them every assistance if they ask us for anything, within the law, obviously.”

The Metropolitan Police did not provide further comment when reached by The Hill, noting there is no investigation into the prince.

Representatives for Prince Andrew declined to comment on the police review.

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