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Danczuk: I will clear my name

Simon Danczuk has reacted to rape allegations by saying they are malicious and upsetting.

The Rochdale MP said the historical claim - which dates back to 2006 - was untrue, and said most of his constituents still wanted him to remain as their representative.

Lancashire Police said on Monday that they were in the early stages of investigating the claim, and Mr Danczuk said he had not been contacted by officers in relation to it.

"I'm in no doubt that I will contest this and prove that there's no substance to it and I will clear my name."

– Simon Danczuk

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Travel delays: Northern Rail Credit: PA

Delays of up to 40 minutes on Northern Rail between Hebden Bridge and Burnley Manchester Road due to emergency services dealing with an incident. Emergency services are dealing with an incident between Hebden Bridge and Burnley Manchester Road which is causing delays between Hebden Bridge and Blackburn/Rochdale.

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