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A House of Commons spokesperson says police are investigating an incident on the parliamentary estate, according to the Reuters news agency.
There is no indication at the moment of its nature and Scotland Yard has not immediately been able to provide any clarity on what the operation entails.
The president of Haiti, Jovenel Moïse, has warned aid agencies his country will not accept their support when it comes with “abhorent violations”.
There is nothing more shameful than a sexual predator using the veil of catastrophe as a means to exploit the vulnerable in their most defenceless moments. What transpired is a violation of basic human decency.
This case also is disheartening because the funds enabling these crimes were given in the name of the British people and with altruistic intent. The people of Haiti were and are immensely thankful for the support the international community brought to us in the wake of our terrible tragedy in 2010, but that gratitude ought not to be mistaken for docility in the face of abhorrent violations such as these.