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Adviser to British PM David Cameron quits after arrest over child porn allegations

Published on Mar 4, 2014 8:34 AM
 

LONDON (AFP) - A senior aide to British Prime Minister David Cameron has resigned after being arrested on suspicion of child pornography offences, Downing Street confirmed on Monday.

Patrick Rock, 62, was arrested by officers from the National Crime Agency last month.

"On the evening of Feb 12, Downing Street was first made aware of a potential offence relating to child abuse imagery," said a Downing Street spokesman. "It was immediately referred to the National Crime Agency.

"Patrick Rock was arrested at his home in the early hours of Feb 13, a few hours after Downing Street had reported the matter. The Prime Minister was immediately informed and kept updated throughout," he added.

 
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