'No Further Action': Scotland Yard Reportedly Drops Probe Into Prince Andrew's Alleged Sex Crimes

© AP Photo / Steve ParsonsBritain's Prince Andrew attends the Sunday service at the Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor, following the announcement of Prince Philip, in England, Sunday, April 11, 2021.
Britain's Prince Andrew attends the Sunday service at the Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor, following the announcement of Prince Philip, in England, Sunday, April 11, 2021. - Sputnik International, 1920, 10.10.2021
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Andrew is still facing a civil lawsuit in the US, with Virginia Roberts Giuffre accusing him of three sexual assault incidents. The duke has consistently rejected the allegations, and his legal team is working to have the US case dismissed.
An investigation into the alleged sex crimes of the UK's Prince Andrew and convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein will receive "no further action" from the Metropolitan Police, The Mirror reported on Sunday.
Scotland Yard announced that they would be abandoning their inquiry into various charges that the Duke of York groomed or abused young women on UK soil after doing two investigations and evaluating current material, received in August.

"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", the statement read, per the report. "This review has concluded and we are taking no further action".

The police also stated that the review of the information provided by a "media organisation" in June of this year was over, too.

"This review is complete and no further action will be taken", the agency concluded.

When asked about allegations of sexual assault against Andrew, Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick told a radio show host that "no one is above the law".
The document in question is Mrs Giuffre's legal case, which she filed on August 9th in a New York court, accusing the British royal of sexually abusing her when she was as young as 17 years old.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (L) and Britain's Prince Andrew, Duke of York, (R) arrive for a garden party in the grounds of Buckingham Palace in central London on May 21, 2019.  - Sputnik International, 1920, 02.10.2021
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The lawsuit claims that Giuffre, now 38, was compelled by the late paedophile Jeffrey Epstein and socialite Ghislaine Maxwell to have sex with Andrew at Maxwell's townhouse in the UK, as well as at Epstein's residence in New York and on Little St James, his private Caribbean island.
Moreover, the Met refused to confirm or deny earlier reports that its officers had spoken to Giuffre, who resides in Australia. It was also unclear whether or not a formal statement was taken from her.
Following a reputation-damaging BBC Newsnight interview on his friendship with Epstein, who was discovered dead in his jail cell while awaiting trial on trafficking charges in 2019, Andrew took a step back from public royal duties and was relieved of his patronage positions and partnerships with most charitable organisations.
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