Mike Hancock was declining to come out of the family home in Portsmouth this morning to respond to allegations that he sexually assaulted a vulnerable constituent.
His adult son was not so reticent. He got into a fight with one of the waiting photographers, who was left with a bloodied nose.
Mr Hancock Jr has just been taken away by police for questioning.
More top news
The couple, married for more than half a century, had recently retired to Mount Pleasant.
Four EU countries in eastern Europe refused to take part in the meeting
One minister told me: "I never thought I would see a Conservative Government at war with business - it's too depressing for words.”