Prince Andrew is 'not above the law' warns police amid rape allegations

Prince Andrew is 'not above the law' warns police amid rape allegations

PRINCE ANDREW has been warned by the Metropolitan Police that he is "not above the law" amid damning accusations of sexual assault.

The Duke of York, who is the Queen's third child, is facing serious accusations of sexual abuse of a minor, as well as links to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

Earlier this month, a lawsuit was filed in the US accusing Prince Andrew of sexually abusing Virginia Giuffre, according to one of her lawyers.

Ms Giuffre says she was a victim of Mr Epstein, who prior to his death in 2019, faced persistent allegations of procuring and sexually trafficking underage girls, as well as abusing them.

Giuffre first said publicly that she was forced into performing sex acts with Andrew in 2019. She told the BBC at the time that she was trafficked by Epstein as a teenager and forced to have sex with his friends, including the duke.

Dame Cressida Dick, commissioner of the Met police, said a review into Prince Andrew's case is under way but no investigation is taking place.

Speaking to LBC, she said: "It's been reviewed twice before, we've worked closely with the CPS, we are of course open to working with authorities from overseas, we will give them every assistance if they ask us for anything - within the law, obviously - and as a result of what's going on I've asked my team to have another look at the material.

"No one is above the law," she added.

Prince Charles has reportedly said his brother, Prince Andrew, will never return to public life because of the "spectre" of his links to Epstein.

A source close to the Prince of Wales said he believed that even if the case against Andrew fails, the duke’s association with a convicted paedophile would represent "reputational damage" to the Royal Family, and he would likely never return to royal life.