Leeds & West Yorkshire

Calder Valley MP Craig Whittaker arrested in assault probe

Craig Whittaker MP
Image caption Mr Whittaker said he had given a full statement to West Yorkshire Police

A West Yorkshire MP was arrested after an alleged assault at a service station, it has emerged.

Craig Whittaker, Conservative MP for Calder Valley, was arrested in early January over the incident on Burnley Road, Mytholmroyd, on Boxing Day.

West Yorkshire Police confirmed a 49-year-old man had been bailed pending the outcome of further inquiries.

Mr Whittaker said he had given police a "full statement" but added it would be inappropriate to comment further.

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