A SEXUAL harassment investigation into MP Patrick Grady has been dropped.

The Metropolitan Police said on Sunday that no further action was being taken against the MP for Glasgow North after officers spoke to the alleged victim.

The former chief whip for the SNP resigned his party membership after police began investigating an incident in an east London pub in 2016.

Grady told the Commons he was “profoundly sorry” after being found by a separate, parliamentary inquiry to have acted inappropriately towards an SNP staff member.

A spokesperson for the Met said: “On Wednesday June 22 police received a third party allegation of sexual assault that is said to have taken place in October 2016 at a commercial premises in Folgate Street, E1.

“Officers carried out enquiries including speaking to the alleged victim.

“There will be no further police action at this time.”

Grady was found by an independent investigation to have behaved inappropriately towards a member of staff at a party function in 2016 and suspended from Parliament for two days. The victim was a teenager at the time.

The scandal around Grady's behaviour engulfed the wider SNP group after a leaked recording of his party colleagues at Westminster in which they offered their support to the Glasgow North MP.

Westminster group leader Ian Blackford faced calls to resign after he said he looked forward to bringing Grady back into the fold and asked other party MPs to support him.

The complainer has repeatedly hit out at the SNP, for whom he still works, over its handling of the issue, saying his life has been made a “living hell” and raising the possibility of legal action.

Questioned on the issue by Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross at First Minister’s Questions in June, Nicola Sturgeon said the situation was "utterly unacceptable".

She told MSPs: “What I have heard suggests that more concern was shown for the perpetrator of this behaviour than the victim of it.

“I think that is utterly unacceptable and that is something I will be very clear about.”

Speaking to The National on the condition of anonymity, SNP figures suggested Grady had been punished enough for his alleged behaviour.