Gamblegate suddenly dropped down the news agenda this afternoon following the re-emergence of an earlier scandal: a member of the Labour Party has been arrested in connection with the Westminster “honeytrap“.

London Metropolitan Police have arrested a man, who has not been named but is in his mid-twenties, at a residence in Islington. Police say he is being held in custody on suspicion of “harassment and committing offences” under the Online Safety Act.

In April, Politico revealed that individuals working in Westminster, including at least one Labour MP and one Conservative MP, had been receiving unsolicited flirtatious messages via WhatsApp from two unknown phone numbers.