Euronews is no longer accessible on Internet Explorer. This browser is not updated by Microsoft and does not support the last technical evolutions. We encourage you to use another browser, such as Edge, Safari, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
BREAKING NEWS

Sewel: UK Peer resigns from House of Lords over drugs allegations

 Comments
Sewel: UK Peer resigns from House of Lords over drugs allegations
Euronews logo
Text size Aa Aa

The fall-out continues from the latest high-level sex scandal in the UK.

I am slightly frustrated that it has taken so long for him to acknowledge the damage

Lord Sewel has resigned from the House of Lords after being filmed allegedly taking cocaine with prostitutes.

A newspaper ran the footage appearing to feature the peer snorting powder from a woman’s breasts.

“I am slightly frustrated that it has taken so long for him to acknowledge that damage and, frankly, to do what was inevitable from the beginning.” said Baroness Helene Hayman, a Labour peer.

Calls for House of Lords reform?

Lord Sewel was Chairman of the House of Lords ethics committee.

The fuss has ignited calls from some for the institution to be reformed.

Criminal investigation

A criminal investigation is underway into what police say are “allegations of drug-related offences involving a member of the House of Lords.”

An address in Central London believed to be connected to the peer has been searched.