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Britain: Lord Sewel resigns and faces police inquiry after scandal

The House of Lords authorities immediately referred his case to police and dubbed the revelations shocking and unacceptable

Baku. 27 July. REPORT.AZ/ Police called in by House of Lords as Deputy Speaker steps down amid claims he took Class A drug at sex party with £200-a-night prostitutes, Report informs citing foreign media. 

Parliamentary authorities have called in Scotland Yard after a peer who oversees standards in the House of Lords was pictured allegedly taking cocaine with two prostitutes.

Baron Sewel of Gilcomstoun, a Deputy Speaker of the Lords, resigned amid claims he took the Class A drug at a sex party.

The House of Lords authorities immediately referred his case to police and dubbed the revelations "shocking and unacceptable".

Lord Sewel, formerly a Labour peer and ally of former Prime Minister Tony Blair, was said to have been caught on video telling the £200-a-night prostitutes that he wanted to "be led astray".

The Lord Speaker issued a strongly-worded statement in which she said Scotland Yard would be asked to investigate.

Baroness D’Souza said: "Today’s revelations about the behaviour of Lord Sewel are both shocking and unacceptable.

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