SCOTTISH Labour MP George Foulkes was arrested near the Palace of
Westminster last night for allegedly assaulting a police officer and
being drunk and disorderly.
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He was taken to Charing Cross police station.
Mr Foulkes later left the police station at 1.50am in the back of a
Ford Granada. Two men in the car had arrived at the station 20 minutes
Scotland Yard said that Mr Foulkes had been released without charge on
police bail, pending further inquiries.
A police spokesman said earlier a 51-year-old man was arrested at
9.20pm at Millbank after an alleged assault on a police officer and for
allegedly being drunk and disorderly.
Mr Foulkes, 51, the MP for Carrick, Cumnock, and Doon Valley in
Ayrshire, is an Opposition Front Bench spokesman on defence.
Millbank runs beside the Houses of Parliament, and it is believed Mr
Foulkes was taken into custody after a scuffle outside Chancellor's Gate
near the House of Lords.