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Peter Robinson rejects allegations

Northern Ireland's first minister Peter Robinson has issued a statement rejecting the allegations contained in the BBC's Spotlight investigation.

I completely reject BBC Spotlight's attempt to implicate me by insinuation and innuendo.

I am even more appalled by the inclusion on that programme of comments and conclusions made without any supporting facts - indeed with facts in the programme which support a contrary position.

While I have learned from Spotlight for the first time some alleged aspects of my wife's affair and her financial arrangements, I will be resolutely defending attacks on my character and contesting any allegations of wrongdoing.

To that end, I will be addressing the media today after I have taken legal advice.

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