The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) have today announced that Rochdale MP, Simon Danczuk represented by Alex Preston of Olliers Solicitors, is to face no charges following an allegation of historic rape.
Mr Danczuk wishes to make the following statement about the decision:
“I am grateful for the decision made by the CPS and I am relieved that the investigation has now come to an end.
Even though I maintained my innocence throughout, this has been an immensely stressful period for me and my family. I thank them for their continuing support.
I would also like to thank my solicitor, Alex Preston, constituents who have been very understanding and to local Labour Party members who have supported me throughout.
I now expect the Labour Party to conclude their investigation into these matters and lift my suspension as soon as possible.”
Alex Preston – Specialist Criminal Defence Solicitor
Alex Preston is a Solicitor and Higher Court Advocate. She specialises in defending allegations of serious crime. In the criminal courts she has represented clients facing the most serious charges: murder, drugs and firearms importations, historic sexual offences and manslaughter by gross negligence.