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MP's Pc son is accused of assault

A police officer, who is the son of an MP, accused of assaulting a taxi driver has been banned from contact with the public during the investigation.

Matthew Binley, whose father is MP for Northampton South, is accused over an incident in October while off-duty.

Northamptonshire Police said: "We can confirm a police constable has been removed from duties that bring him into contact with the public."

"A file has been submitted to the Crown Prosecution Service," the force added.

Matthew Binley's father MP Brian Binley said: "I understand the matter is under review and I have every confidence that it will be handled correctly.

"But in these circumstances, I would hope that all concerned would be very careful about what they say."

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