An SNP MP has resigned his party membership amid a police investigation into sexual harassment allegations.
It means Patrick Grady will no longer be an SNP MP for Glasgow North and will sit as an independent.
A parliamentary probe saw Mr Grady suspended from Westminster for two days after he was found to have acted inappropriately towards a male SNP staff member.
Mr Grady, the SNP’s former chief whip, said he was “profoundly sorry” after the independent panel’s investigation.
SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford had urged Mr Grady to consider his position after criticism of the party’s handling of the complaint.
That came after Mr Blackford was heard in a leaked recording to tell SNP MPs to rally round Mr Grady, saying he looked forward to “welcoming Patrick back” following his two-day suspension.
A Metropolitan Police spokesperson confirmed inquiries are ongoing.
He added: “On Wednesday June 22, police received an allegation of sexual assault that is said to have taken place in October 2016 at a commercial premises in Folgate Street, E1.
“The report was submitted online by a third party.
“Officers will now be making inquiries, including contacting the alleged victim, in order to assess what further action is required.”
An SNP spokesman said: “Patrick Grady is stepping away from his party membership while the police inquiry continues.”