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UK police investigating movie producer Weinstein: report

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British police are investigating U.S. movie producer Harvey Weinstein for alleged sexual offenses, the Guardian newspaper reported on Thursday.

Asked about the report, a spokesman for London's Metropolitan Police said: "The Metropolitan Police Service was passed an allegation of sexual assault by Merseyside Police on Wednesday, 11 October. The allegation will be assessed by officers from the Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command." FILE PHOTO: Film producer Harvey Weinstein attends the 2016 amfAR New York Gala at Cipriani Wall Street in Manhattan, New York. © REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo FILE PHOTO: Film producer Harvey Weinstein attends the 2016 amfAR New York Gala at Cipriani Wall Street in Manhattan, New York.

The spokesman said police would not identify the person involved.

The Hollywood producer has previously denied any allegations of non-consensual sex. (Writing by William Schomberg; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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