UK: Top Tory arrested on historical rape charge

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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.”

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