The Tory MP being investigated by his party over allegations of “sexual touching” in a House of Commons bar has said it would be “inappropriate” to comment at this stage.

Ross Thomson, the MP for Aberdeen South, faced claims about his behaviour at the Strangers Bar at the House of Commons on February 5.

Police confirmed they spoke to three men but no formal allegations and no arrests were made.

On Twitter last week, Mr Thomson said he had referred himself to the Conservative Party’s disciplinary panel “in the interests of openness and transparency”, describing the allegations as “completely false”.

Speaking to the BBC outside his constituency office in Aberdeen, Mr Thomson said he would be willing to discuss what had happened in more detail following the conclusion of the investigation.

Mr Thomson said: “Given that there is potentially a live process, as well as my own referral to our party’s internal investigation, it would be really inappropriate to comment at this time.

Mr Thomson said he remains committed in his work as an MP and accepted his constituents deserved an explanation.