A Conservative MP's comments suggesting a possible link between "imported" views and rape have been criticised.

Monmouth MP David Davies said the upbringing should be investigated of Balal Khan, 14, of Stoke-on-Trent, who raped and robbed a woman.

Politicians in other parties and an academic attacked the MP's comments, although he stressed that they were not related to Islamic or racial issues.

The Tory party said his comments did not reflect its views "in any way".

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