EX-SNP MP Michelle Thompson reports rape before being reported to prosecutors following fraud probe

  • Alfie Baron
The last week has been a notable one for ex-SNP MP Michelle Thomson.

Revelation of an alleged rape

During a debate on violence against women Michelle Thomson alleged that she had been raped at the age of 14 by somebody she knew. Michelle Thomson declared: "I'm not a victim. I'm a survivor."

Michelle Thomson revealed to the House of Commons: "As is common, it was by somebody who was known to me. He had offered to walk me home from a youth event and in those days everybody walked everywhere. It was quite common to do that.

"It was early evening. It wasn't dark. I was wearing - I'm imagining, I'm guessing - jeans and a sweatshirt. He told me he wanted to show me something in a wooded area and at that point, I must admit, I was alarmed. I did have a warning bell - but I overrode that warning bell because I knew him and therefore there was a level of trust in place."

Michelle Thomson didn't tell family, friends or police about the alleged attack.

Michelle Thomson has tweeted that she has been in touch with Police Scotland and thanked them:

Reported to prosecutors after fraud investigation

Herald Scotland recently reported that SNP MPs were angry that Michelle Thomson hadn't been reinstated into the SNP claiming it was a "denial of natural justice,"

In the run-up to the SNP's autumn 2016 conference, reports suggested that Michelle Thomson was about to resume the whip after the Westminster group of MPs called for their former colleague to be readmitted. A meeting of the party's National Executive Committee decided that the matter would be "continued for further consideration".

The decision by the National Executive Committee was a wise one as reports are suggesting that Michelle Thomson, with up to four others, have been eported following a police investigation into mortgage fraud.

Reports are quoting Police Scotland: "Police Scotland confirmed on Tuesday night that a report had been submitted to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service 'in relation to an investigation into alleged mortgage fraud'."

A Crown Office spokesman said: "The Procurator Fiscal has received a report concerning four men aged 48, 56, 59 and 59 and one woman aged 51, in relation to alleged incidents between 16/06/10 and 26/07/11. The report remains under the consideration of the Procurator Fiscal."

A spokesman for Ms Thomson said: "Michelle Thomson MP voluntarily attended an interview with Police Scotland on October 13 to assist in the ongoing investigation into solicitor Christopher Hales.

"No charges were brought and, as is standard under Scottish legal procedure, a report has now been submitted to the Crown Office. She looks forward to a conclusion on this matter at the earliest opportunity."

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SNP MSP Mark McDonald quits SNP in Sleaze Investigation
  • Alfie Baron

Aberdeen Donside MSP Mark McDonald has quit the Scottish National Party (SNP).

His resignations follows allegations of misconduct against at least two women.

McDonald resigned from the SNP with immediate effect - but will remain as an Independent MSP.