Dr Alan Billings said: “This has been a lengthy process and one that should not have been played out in the public domain.

“It is a matter of deep regret that these reports were made so public when there was never any arrest.

“I am pleased that the CPS reached their decision speedily.

“There is clearly a bigger debate to be had about how these issues are dealt with in ways that allow victims to be heard but afford those investigated proper protection.”