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Police in the UK have dropped their investigation into Jeffrey Epstein

Rachel Lang

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Police in the UK have dropped their investigation into Jeffrey Epstein

The UK's Metropolitan Police will not take any further action over allegations made against convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

Fresh allegations against the disgraced American financier were reported to police in March 2021, however the complainant did not want officers to pursue the claim or make a statement.

The same occurred in 2019, with the complainant declining to make a statement or have officers investigate.

The Met has now released a statement to reveal that any future investigations into human trafficking by the convicted sex offender will focused on his activities outside of the United Kingdom.

Credit: Sipa US / Alamy
Credit: Sipa US / Alamy

"The Metropolitan Police Service has been liaising with other law enforcement agencies who led the investigation into matters related to Jeffrey Epstein," the statement from the police force said.

"Detectives have thoroughly reviewed information provided to it and in the public domain."

The Met said that due to the 'absence of any further information' the force will take no further action on these claims.

The statement added: "As with any other matter, should new and relevant information be brought to our attention we will assess it."

The police force had already ruled out any further investigations into allegations of sex trafficking in 2001 that were made in 2015.

The Met said that it was 'clear that any investigation into human trafficking would be largely focused on activities and relationships outside the UK'.

Epstein died in jail in New York 2019, while he was awaiting trial for sex trafficking charges.

The latest update on the UK's Epstein case comes three months after his co-conspirator Ghislaine Maxwell was sentenced to 20 years in prison for her part in the sex trafficking of minors.

Credit: Richard Levine / Alamy
Credit: Richard Levine / Alamy

The sentencing came six months after a jury found her guilty of luring in teenage girls for Epstein.

She was also found guilty of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of minors and of transporting a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity.

Addressing her victims directly before sentencing, she said: "To you, all the victims that came to today inside the court and outside…I am sorry for the pain you have experienced.

"I hope my sentence…brings you closure…peace and finality. To help you put those experiences in a place that helps you move forward."

American Judge Alison Nathan passed down the sentence, handing the 60-year-old a 20-year sentence and a fine of $US 750,000 ($AUD 1.08 million, £615,000).

Featured Image Credit: Sipa US / Alamy. ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy.

Topics: News, UK News, Jeffrey Epstein, Crime

Rachel Lang
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