ROSS Thomson has referred himself to Tory Party bosses as he challenged media reports of alleged "sexual touching" in a Westminster bar.

The Scottish Tory MP was reportedly escorted from the Strangers' Bar in the House of Commons on Tuesday evening.

In a statement on social media, he said he was referring himself to the Conservative Party's Disciplinary Panel of the Code of Conduct. 

He said: "A series of allegations have been made against me that have featured in the media.

"I would like to state that these allegations from anonymous sources are completely false. 

"No complaint has been made to the Police, Parliament or the Conservative Party.

"Nevertheless in the interests of openness and transparency, I am referring myself to the Conservative Party's Disciplinary Panel of the Code of Conduct. 

"This has been a deeply distressing time for me and my family but I intend to be back at work on Monday." 

An initial report claimed that the MP was led out of the bar several times before police were called and he was taken away.

Police confirmed they were called at around 11pm following a report of “sexual touching”, but no formal allegations were made and no one was arrested.

Officers said they spoke to three men in their 20s and 30s.

Mr Thomson's comments come less than 24-hrs after the stand-in leader of the Scottish Tories Jackson Carlaw condemned his alleged behaviour as "completely unacceptable".

Mr Carlaw said: “Enquiries are ongoing. However, I know enough to say that the alleged behaviour is completely unacceptable and falls well below the standard I think any of us would expect of any elected representative."

Mr Thomson is known as a “hardline” Brexiter and has previously been at the centre of a number of controversies.

In April 2018, he was criticised after joking about Saddam Hussein while on a trip to Iraq.

When the allegations first surfaced, some colleagues said they had been "worried" he was suffering under the stress of Brexit and his workload.

One said: "We have to make sure MPs are looked after."