Prince Andrew 'uncooperative' over Epstein inquiry, US prosecutor says

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The Duke of York has provided “zero cooperation” over the Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking inquiry, a US prosecutor has said.

His lawyers have been contacted by prosecutors and the FBI, who want to interview him, according to US Attorney Geoffrey Berman.

Prince Andrew has said he did not see or suspect any suspicious behaviour when visiting Epstein’s homes.

Buckingham Palace has been approached for a comment.

Convicted US sex offender Epstein took his own life in a jail cell in August, aged 66, while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.

Speaking at a news conference outside Epstein’s New York mansion, Mr Berman – who is overseeing the investigation – said: “To date, Prince Andrew has provided zero cooperation.”

The prince announced in November that he was stepping back from royal duties for the “foreseeable future” because the Epstein scandal had become a “major disruption” to the Royal Family.

At the time, he said he was “willing to help any appropriate law enforcement agency”.