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CPS drops Lewis rape charge

Crombie boss Alan Lewis will not be charged over allegations he raped a woman in the 1960s, with the Crown Prosecution Service dropping the case over lack of evidence.

Lewis, who always maintained his innocence, was arrested and bailed seven weeks ago.

A spokesman for Conservative Party vice chairman said Lewis had thanked friends and family for their support, as well as Greater Manchester Police for “this prompt resolution”.

Lewis’s heritage business Crombie recently lost a case over the use of the name of Savile Row tailor Tommy Nutter, although the company has said it will appeal the decision.


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