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Two Police Forces to Take No Further Action Against Dan Wootton – As GB News Presenter Reveals Police Scotland as well as The Met Were Investigating

Byline Times has not previously reported on any investigation into the journalist by Police Scotland

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GB News presenter Dan Wootton yesterday revealed for the first time that he was under investigation by Police Scotland as well as the Metropolitan Police.

He announced that probes by both forces had been concluded.

Byline Times sought clarification from Police Scotland about this decision and a spokesperson this afternoon said: “Our enquiries are now complete and no report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal at this time. We reserve the right to review this decision in the future and should any new information become available or reported, this will be fully investigated.”

Byline Times has not previously reported on any investigation by Police Scotland. 

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson confirmed that it was taking no further action regarding unspecified “allegations of sexual offences committed by a man aged in his 40s”.

They added: “Officers assessed all information available to establish whether any criminal offence has taken place. An investigation was commenced into these allegations. All parties involved have now been advised that no further action will be taken. There were no arrests during the investigation.”


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GB News has not commented, but Wootton remains suspended from the channel following a misogyny row last September over an on-air exchange he had with actor-turned-activist Laurence Fox about a female journalist.

It comes amid a continuing internal investigation, involving external lawyers, by Wootton’s former employer News UK – publisher of The Sun – relating to his time working there between 2008 and 2021.

A spokesperson for the company confirmed that London law firm Kingsley Napley was still interviewing former colleagues.

It is not clear whether News UK will make all or any of its findings public, per a letter from The Sun’s Editor-in-Chief Victoria Newton to the House of Commons’ Digital, Media and Sport Committee, which asked her about the Wootton affair last July.

Dan Evans and Tom Latchem are former colleagues of Dan Wootton’s from the News of the World between 2007 and 2011

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