Police yesterday confirmed that Simon Danczuk is being investigated after a rape allegation.
The Rochdale MP currently suspended from the Labour Party over accusations of sexting a teenager seeking work experience in his office, and it seems unlikely that the suspension will be lifted while the new police investigation takes place.
Greater Manchester Police last night said:
“We can confirm that we have received a report of a rape dating back to 2006. We are in the very early stages of an investigation and inquiries are ongoing. The complaint relates to a 49-year-old man.”
However, Danczuk refutes the claims, saying they are “malicious, untrue and extremely upsetting”.
Over the weekend, Danczuk also wrote to Labour general secretary Iain McNicol, requesting that Ken Livingstone would not be allowed to sit on a panel that determines the MP’s future in the party. Following Danczuk’s suspension last week, Livingstone made remarks that Danczuk feels associated his actions with child abuse, and feels that the former London Mayor would not be a fair person to have a say on the matter.