PRINCE ANDREW’S team are reportedly not “surprised” a probe into sex abuse claims made against the Duke of York have been dropped.
On Monday, it was revealed the Metropolitan Police will be taking “no further action” into allegations said to have been committed in London in 2001. Scotland Yard said they conducted two reviews of recent material into claims.
However, after these reviews, the police have now decided to drop their investigation.
The Metropolitan Police said they would still be liaising with other law enforcement agencies that are still investigating Jeffrey Epstein.
However, the Met has not given any details of who these agencies are.
In a statement, Scotland Yard said: “The Metropolitan Police Service continues to liaise with other law enforcement agencies who lead the investigation into matters related to Jeffrey Epstein.
“As a matter of procedure, MPS officers reviewed a document released in August 2021 as part of a US civil action.
“This review has concluded and we are taking no further action.
“We also reviewed information passed to us by a media organisation in June 2021.
“This review is complete and no further action will be taken.”
Now, Prince Andrew’s team is reportedly not “surprised” the investigation has been dropped.
A source close to the Duke told the MailOnline: “It comes as no surprise that the Met Police have confirmed that, having reviewed the sex assault claims against The Duke for a third time, they are taking no further action.
“Despite pressure from the media and claims of new evidence, the Met have concluded that the claims are not sufficient to warrant any further investigation.
“The Duke has always vigorously maintained his innocence and continues to do so.”
Virginia Giuffre is currently launching a US civil case against Prince Andrew.
She has accused him of sexually abusing her two decades ago.
However, the Duke of York has always denied these allegations.
Ms Giuffre has also accused convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein of abuse.
She signed a confidential settlement deal with the deceased financier in 2009 as part of a Florida state case.
Epstein’s estate agreed to let Prince Andrew’s legal team review the legal document and at a hearing in Manhatten District Judge Loretta Preska granted this approval.
One of Prince Andrew’s lawyers, Andrew Brettler, spoke to the judge that is overseeing Ms Giuffre’s lawsuit that he believed the agreement “absolves our client from any and all. “Brinkwire Summary News”.