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US News Carl Sargeant family reveal 'groping' claims before ex-minister's death

17:52  08 november  2017
17:52  08 november  2017 Source:   news.sky.com

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The family of ex-Welsh government minister Carl Sargeant have revealed he was facing claims of "groping" before his death.

The Welsh Assembly member - who is understood to have taken his own life - was facing allegations, which he denied, of "unwanted attention, inappropriate touching or groping", according to correspondence released by his family.

They said the 49-year-old had not been informed of the detail of the allegations before he was found dead on Tuesday, meaning he was not afforded "common courtesy, decency or natural justice".

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The family of ex -Welsh government minister Carl Sargeant have revealed he was facing claims of " groping " before his death .

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An ambulance and police were called to an address in Mr Sargeant's North Wales constituency on Tuesday, with his death not being treated as suspicious.

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By Greg Heffer, Political Reporter The family of ex -Welsh government minister Carl Sargeant have revealed he was facing claims of " groping " before his death .

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Until last week, the married father-of-two was Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children in the Welsh Government before being removed from his role and suspended by Labour.

Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones revealed he felt he had no choice but to order an investigation after being made aware of "certain incidents" with women allegedly involving Mr Sargeant.

On Wednesday, a family spokesman said: "Up to the point of his tragic death on Tuesday morning Carl was not informed of any of the detail of the allegations against him, despite requests and warnings regarding his mental welfare.

"The correspondence also discloses the solicitor's concern that media appearances by the First Minister on Monday were prejudicing the inquiry.

"The family wish to disclose the fact that Carl maintained his innocence and he categorically denied any wrongdoing.

"The distress of not being able to defend himself properly against these unspecified allegations meant he was not afforded common courtesy, decency or natural justice."

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