The statement in full:
I can confirm that I was questioned on Tuesday 12 October by officers of the Hampshire Police in relation to allegations made against me by one individual. I attended the police station voluntarily, cooperated fully and answered all questions that were asked.
Normal processes now have to be followed by the police, which I entirely understand.
In the circumstances, and in accordance with legal advice, it would be inappropriate for me to make any further comment on this subject as to do so could prejudice due process.
I hope that everyone will understand my position, respect my privacy and that of my family and will demonstrate the same respect for the legal process.
I intend to carry on normally with my work as a Portsmouth member of parliament and councillor, both in Hampshire and in Westminster, and to represent fully all my constituents as I have always done.