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British police investigate Weinstein assault claim

Police in the UK are investigating an allegation of sexual assault against film producer Harvey Weinstein.

The alleged sexual assault dates back to the 1980s and is said to have taken place in the London area.

Merseyside police first received the report on Wednesday morning, before referring the case to Scotland Yard.

The allegation will now be assessed by officers from Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command.

The New Yorker has released a copy of an audio recording which was reportedly made at the entrance to Harvey Weinstein's hotel room

Video: US magazine puts out ‘Weinstein recording’

The UK investigation comes after the New York police re-opened a 2004 case against the 65-year-old.

An allegation was made by former aspiring actress Lucia Evans, published in the New Yorker, that Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex on him in his Miramax offices in 2004.

NYPD detectives are also reviewing public allegations against Weinstein to identify, locate and interview any possible victims or witnesses.

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