The Metropolitan Police said it has received a report of an alleged sexual assault 20 years ago in Soho, London after allegations were made in the Sunday Times and Channel 4 Dispatches investigation against comedian Russell Brand.
The comedian has vehemently denied a number of allegations made against him in the documentary, including rape and sexual assault.
A Met Police spokesman said: “We are aware of reporting by The Sunday Times and Channel 4’s Dispatches about allegations of sexual offences.
“On Sunday, 17 September, the Met received a report of a sexual assault which was alleged to have taken place in Soho in central London in 2003. Officers are in contact with the woman and will be providing her with support.
“We first spoke with The Sunday Times on Saturday, 16 September and have since made further approaches to The Sunday Times and Channel 4 to ensure that anyone who believes they have been the victim of a sexual offence is aware of how to report this to the police.
“We continue to encourage anyone who believes they may have been a victim of a sexual offence, no matter how long ago it was, to contact us.”
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