London’s Metropolitan Police said it will not take any further action against Prince Andrew, the son of Queen Elizabeth, after reviewing its motion, Virginia Joffrey, who accused the late businessman Jeffrey Epstein of harassment.
Joffrey is suing Prince Andrew in the United States for sexual assault as a teenager.
Prince Andrew has repeatedly denied Joffrey’s allegations.
A source close to Prince Andrew, Duke of York, told BA Media that it was “unsurprising” that London Police had decided to close the investigation.
“Despite media pressure and allegations of new evidence, the London Police have concluded that these allegations are not sufficient to warrant any further investigation.”
In August, London police said they would review their decision not to investigate the Epstein-related allegations.
Joffrey, 38, alleges that she was sexually assaulted by Prince Andrew in three locations – London, New York and Epstein’s private island in the Caribbean.
Joffrey alleges that Prince Andrew engaged in sexual acts with her without her consent, including when she was 17.
London police also confirmed that they had completed their review of allegations reported by Channel 4 News in June that the British socialite, Jesselyn Maxwell, Epstein’s ex-girlfriend, had sexually traded women and girls in the UK.
Police said they “reviewed information provided to them by a media organization in June” and decided “no further action will be taken”.
In August 2019, American businessman Epstein was found dead in his New York cell.
London police had previously ruled out an investigation into Epstein’s case, but in August the Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said the police would review the decision.
On Sunday, London Police said: “Procedurally, the Commissioner has reviewed a document issued in August 2021 as part of a US civil procedure. After completing the review, I have decided not to take any further action.”
Police added that they will continue to coordinate with other law enforcement agencies leading the investigation into Epstein-related cases.
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