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Ashford MP Damian Green denies extreme porn claim

By KentOnline reporter

Ashford MP and deputy Prime Minister Damian Green has issued an angry denial after the Sunday Times reported police had found 'extreme pornography' on his computer.

The paper claims the material was discovered in 2008 during an inquiry into Government leaks. 

It claims Bob Quick, a former assistant commissioner at the Metropolitan Police, will give evidence on Monday about the alleged discovery to an inquiry already underway into Mr Green.

Ashford MP Damian Green

Ashford MP Damian Green

The MP has issued a statement furiously denying the claims.

He said: "This story is completely untrue and comes from a tainted and untrustworthy source. 

"I've been aware for some years that the discredited former assistant commissioner Bob Quick has tried to cause me political damage by leaking false information about the raid on my parliamentary office.

"No newspaper has reported this story due to the complete lack of any evidence.

"The police have never suggested to me that inappropriate material was found on my Parliamentary computer. 

The front page of the Sunday Times

"Nor did I have a 'private' computer, as has been claimed. The allegations about the material and the computer, now nine years old, are false. 

"They amount to little more than an unscrupulous character assassination."

Mr Green is one of three Kent MPs who have been embroiled in the growing scandal over alleged inappropriate behaviour.

Defence Secretary and Sevenoaks MP Michael Fallon resigned on Wednesday after admitting his behaviour towards women may have fallen below expected standards. 

Sevenoaks MP Michael Fallon

Sevenoaks MP Michael Fallon

It was reported on Saturday night that  journalist Jane Merrick had informed Downing Street that he had lunged at her and attempted to kiss her on the lips in 2003 after they had lunched together.

Dover MP Charlie Elphicke was also suspended on Friday night following 'serious allegations.' He denies any wrongdoing. 

 

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