"The party whip has been withdrawn pending the conclusion of a police investigation.That of course is the point. Mr Edwards has so far not been charged and the of course publicly discussing cases sub judice may constitute interference with due process
"Mr Edwards has accepted this course of action and is complying fully with the police enquiries.
"It would be inappropriate for the party to comment further at this time."
There is a clear difference on announcing someone had arrested (though not charged) and speculating on the nature of the accusation , so I will be moderating comments to ensure fairness.