Scotland Yard has confirmed it had received a letter requesting the force consider the Sunday newspaper revelations about the 59-year-old father of two.
The Leicester East MP resigned as chairman of the powerful House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee on Tuesday after becoming caught up in the sex scandal.
The senior Labour politician is alleged to have had a conversation about cocaine with one of the male escorts in which the MP said he did not want to use the drug, but indicated he would pay for it for the other man at a later date, reported the Sunday Mirror.
Conservative MP for North West Leicestershire Andrew Bridgen had said he would be contacting police calling for Mr Vaz to be investigated for misconduct in a public office and conspiracy to supply controlled substances.
The Met said in a statement: “Following allegations in the Sunday Mirror on Sunday, 4 September, concerning a Member of Parliament, the Metropolitan Police Service can confirm a letter was received on Wednesday, 7 September, requesting police consider the matter.
“The letter has been forwarded to the Met’s Special Inquiry Team, part of Specialist Crime and Operations, to assess and identify what criminal offences – if any – may have been committed.”
It added: “At this stage a police investigation has not been launched.”
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