Solihull MP Julian Knight will face no criminal charges after Essex Police close investigation - The Solihull Observer

Solihull MP Julian Knight will face no criminal charges after Essex Police close investigation

Solihull Editorial 1st Mar, 2024   0

SOLIHULL MP Julian Knight has been told by police he will face no criminal action following an investigation into allegations of serious sexual assault made against him.

Essex Police said it had carried out “thorough enquiries” and the allegations did not meet the test for bringing charges.

Mr Knight ┬ásaid: “I have been told that the second Police Investigation into me has been closed without an arrest.

“I am now exploring my legal options following the complaint I have made to the Metropolitan Police relating to fraud, forgery and perverting the course of justice.

“I wish to thank my wife and my wonderful Parliamentary team for their support during this time. I will be taking a little time now to choose my next steps and recover my mental health.

“I reiterate that under no circumstances will I be seeking the Conservative Whip back.”




Mr Knight was elected as a Conservative MP in 2015, but lost the party whip in Parliament when the allegations against him were first reported to the Met Police in December 2022.

The Met later shelved its investigation and referred it on to the Essex force.


A former chairman of the Commons digital, culture, media and sport committee, he has previously said he will stand down at the next general election.

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