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Thursday, 11 May, 2000, 15:15 GMT 16:15 UK
Straw brother charged with assault

Jack Straw: No comment on brother's arrest
The brother of Home Secretary Jack Straw has been charged with assault on a 16-year-old girl.

Police say they received a call just before 22:00BST last night and William Straw was arrested, in Bramcote in Nottingham.

A statement from Nottinghamshire police goes on to say that Mr Straw has been charged with common assault and has been released on police bail.

He will appear before Nottingham magistrates on 15 May.

The home secretary said he had no comment to make on the arrest.

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