EXCLUSIVE: Mike Hancock MP Sexual Harassment Trial Called Off.

There are calls for a fresh police investigation into allegations of sexual assault and sexual harassment against the Portsmouth South MP Mike Hancock after it emerged that a civil case that was due to begin next Monday has been called off at the last minute because of legal negotiations which, TBG sources say, could lead to an apology.

Calls are also growing for Hancock to also resign his Portsmouth South Parliamentary Seat that he has held since beating David Martin in 1997.

Such a move would trigger a July by-election where UKIP would almost certainly be front runners along with Conservative candidate Flick Drummond and possibly former council leader Gerald Vernon Jackson.

Currently, Douglas Denny is the UKIP candidate for the seat but TBG has heard that if a by election is called would almost certainly NOT be the candidate.

TBG understands that if a by election does take place Nigel Farage could well stand himself.

TBG was first to report Hancock losing his seat on Portsmouth City Council last month.

The alleged victim's lawyer Harriet Wistrich of Birnberg Peirce and Partners have tonight issued this statement to TBG - "The parties have been in negotiations and have agreed to vacate the trial date. We hope to provide a press statement regarding the outcome on or before Wednesday 18th June next week."