Karen feared Danczuk was going to kill her
Date published: 21 August 2016
Karen Danczuk told The Sun she’s ‘scarred for life’
Karen Danczuk has told The Sun she feared Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk was going to kill her at their holiday home near Alicante.
Karen says Danczuk scarred her for life when he violently kicked at a thick glass door until it came crashing down on her, leaving her in a pool of blood and needing urgent medical attention, resulting in 40 stitches in her wounds.
Mr Danczuk was said to be angry that Karen had embarked on a romance with a Spanish waiter.
Mr Danczuk was arrested and spent two nights in police cells but was released by a Spanish court when Karen refused to press charges.
Karen explained to The Sun that the police wanted her to press charges for "domestic violence" but she didn't want to be the person that finally ends his career or to have to tell their sons their dad is in prison.
The shocking incident is not the first time the two have had a row on holiday in Spain. Back in 2009, when Mr Danczuk was still married to first wife, Sonia, and Karen Burke (as she was then) was his mistress, Rochdale Online reported on a row between the pair whilst on holiday in Alicante in August 2008 that resulted in long standing Labour party members being expelled from the party after they called for Mr Danczuk's behaviour to be investigated.
In October 2015, one of the seven, Mick Coats called for the Labour Party to re-open the case and carry out a new investigation:
Frank Dignan, the barrister who represented the expelled Labour members at the hearing in 2009, has now written to the Labour Party asking for the case to be re-opened.
Whilst Mr Danczuk has flown home from Spain he could yet find himself arrested in this country.
The Council of Europe's Convention on Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence - which came into force in 2014 - decreed that those suspected of a crime in another country can be prosecuted in the UK.
A member of the public has written to Chief Superintendent Chris Sykes (head of police in Rochdale) with a formal complaint (seen by Rochdale Online) of domestic violence against Mr Danczuk.
Chief Superintendent Sykes replied: "Thank you for your letter which I acknowledge. We are fully aware of the matter you refer to and we are assessing it. We'll reply more formally in due course."
The MP, who is suspended from the Labour party for sending sex messages to a 17-year-old girl, remains under investigation by police in this country over an accusation of rape, which he denies.
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