CONSERVATIVE vice-chairman Alan Lewis has been arrested on suspicion of raping a teenage girl in the 1960s.
The 75-year-old, who was appointed by David Cameron, was held by police after a woman claimed she was attacked by him when she was a girl.
The self-made tycoon, who owns the Crombie clothing chain and is thought to have a fortune of between £220 and £260 million, was reportedly arrested at a Manchester hotel while on a business trip.
A Greater Manchester Police spokesman said: “A 75-year-old man was arrested following a complaint received earlier this year of an historic rape that occurred in the Manchester area in the late 60s.
“The man was later bailed pending further inquiries. Specially-trained officers are providing support and welfare to the victim.”