There have been no formal reports to the police in connection with the allegations against Russell Brand, although in the last hour Scotland Yard said they would be speaking again to the Sunday Times and Channel 4 to ensure any victims of crime they had spoken to, were aware of how to report any criminal allegations to police.

Meanwhile the BBC said they were “urgently looking into the issues raised”.

Warning, there is flash photography from the very start of this report, and descriptions of sexual assault.