Kelly cleared of child sex allegations
presenter released without charge but cautioned over possession
of Class A drugs
presenter Matthew Kelly has been told by police that he will not be
charged as a result of their investigations. He had been due to answer
bail next month concerning allegations of sexual abuse but Surrey
Police called him in early to inform him that there was no evidence
to proceed against him.
"I was always confident my
name would be cleared in due course."
But Mr Kelly was cautioned after detectives found
a small quantity of Class A drugs during a search of his Chiswick
married father of two who lives in Chiswick, he had vehemently denied
allegations of sexual abuse against young boys in the 1970s saying
that his arrest last month came 'as a complete shock and surprise'.
outside Staines police station Mr Kelly said: "After an extensive
and thorough police investigation, which included inquiries abroad,
it is clear there is no truth in the single allegation that was
made against me. I strenuously denied the allegation when interviewed
by the police and have given them all possible assistance with the
investigation they were under a duty to carry out."
spoke of the anxious and upsetting time that the episode had been
for him and his family not least because of the press coverage at
the time at his arrest. However he said, "I was always confident
my name would be cleared in due course."
apologised to his family and members of the public over the drugs
which he said were for his personal and occasional use only. He
recognised that this was both illegal and foolish and hoped that
people wouldn't feel let down.
Kelly has been an active member of the local community including
helping out with the campaign against the Pinnacle development.
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claims new evidence exonerates him