GMP Federation chairman challenges Danczuk to "put up or shut up"

Simon Danczuk MP and GMP Federation Chairman Ian Hanson have clashed over GMP's work to tackle historic allegations of sexual abuse. Credit: PA/Facebook

The chairman of the Greater Manchester Police Federation has called for the Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk to "put up or shut up".

In a Facebook post, Ian Hanson said a statement released by Mr Danczuk on Thursday was "totally lacking in detail or substance".

Meanwhile, Mr Danczuk has challenged Mr Hanson to a debate on the issue.

The Rochdale MP says Hanson was deliberately engineering a war of words to divert attention away from real police failings around tackling sexual abuse in his constituency.

Mr Danczuk says it would be in the public interest for a debate to take place to discuss issues around the case.