Boris Johnson will not face police investigation over links with American businesswoman

The prime minister will not face a police investigation into his links with an American model-turned-technology entrepreneur, Sky News understands.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has announced the findings of its investigation into allegations surrounding Boris Johnson and his relationship with Jennifer Arcuri.

Mr Johnson has faced accusations that he used his position while mayor of London from 2008 to 2016 to benefit and reward Ms Arcuri.

Multiple inquiries were launched after it emerged she was given more than £125,000 in public money and privileged access to overseas trade missions led by Mr Johnson during his time as London mayor.

The PM has previously told Sky News that “everything was done with complete propriety” when asked about the allegations.

In October, government auditors deemed that a £100,000 grant awarded to Ms Arcuri was “appropriate”.

Ms Arcuri has said any grants received by her companies and any trade missions she joined were “purely in respect of my role as a legitimate businesswoman”.

She has insisted she “never, ever” received any favouritism from Mr Johnson when he was London mayor, but refused to say whether they had an affair.

Ms Arcuri has said it is “really categorically no one’s business what private life we had, or didn’t have”.

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