Police receive report of sex offence claims after allegations against Noel Clarke – Mirror.co.uk

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Police have received a third party report relating to claims of sexual offences following accusations made against actor Noel Clarke

In a statement, Met Police said: “On Wednesday 21 April police received a third party report relating to allegations of sexual offences committed by a male over a period of time. Officers are currently assessing the information.

“We would urge anyone who believes they have been subjected to a sexual offence to report this to police so the information can be assessed and investigated accordingly.

“There are specially trained officers ready to provide advice and support.”

Met Police added that there is ‘no investigation underway at this time.’

Actor Noel Clarke said he ‘vehemently denies’ the allegations against him
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In a statement yesterday, Clarke said he ‘vehemently denies any sexual misconduct or criminal wrongdoing’ after 20 women came forward to allege he had sexually harassed or abused them.

The actor , whos is married to Iris Da Silva, said he is ‘deeply sorry’ and ‘seeking professional help’.

Following the investigation by the Guardian newspaper, Bafta suspended Clarke’s membership and stripped him of the contribution to cinema award he received in April.

While ITV decided to pull the final episode of thriller Viewpoint from the TV schedule over the “very serious nature” of the allegations against Clarke.

ITV made the decision to pull the final episode of Viewpoint from the TV schedule after the allegations
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Instead the conclusion to the drama was put on the ITV Hub for a ‘limited time.’

An ITV spokesperson said “TV has a zero tolerance policy to bullying, harassment and victimisation and robust procedures in place to investigate and deal with any complaints. We strongly believe that everyone deserves to work in a supportive and safe environment.

In light of the very serious nature of the allegations against Noel Clarke raised by 20 women in the Guardian’s report, ITV has decided it is no longer appropriate to broadcast the final episode of the drama Viewpoint on ITV main channel this evening.

Sky also said they had ‘halted’ work with the actor, pictured here with Bulletproof co-star Ashley Clarke
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“We are mindful that some of our viewers have already invested four hours of their time over the past four nights in following this thriller which was due to conclude this evening, and they have yet to see the final episode. As such we plan to make it available on ITV Hub tonight for a limited time for any viewers who wish to seek it out, and watch its conclusion.”

Sky also they have “halted” work with the actor following the claims.

The broadcaster had commissioned a fourth series of Bulletproof in January.

 

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