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Car phone claim against MP Sadiq Khan dropped by police

Sadiq Khan
Image caption Mr Khan is one of Labour leader Ed Miliband's closest allies

Police are to take no action against MP Sadiq Khan following allegations that he used a mobile phone behind the wheel of his car.

The Met Police said that, after viewing all available information, there was "insufficient evidence to proceed".

Mr Khan was reported to the police by Tory MP Justin Tomlinson in November, after photographs appeared to show him consulting his phone.

The MP has been tipped as a Labour candidate for London mayor in 2016.

The police were asked to look into the matter after the Guido Fawkes website published the photos of Mr Khan, the MP for Tooting and shadow justice secretary.

Mr Khan said then that he would "co-operate fully" with any police investigation.

But a Scotland Yard spokesman said: "All the available material has been assessed and a decision has been taken that there is insufficient evidence to proceed. Unless any additional evidence comes to light, there will be no further police action."

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