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MP Simon Danczuk spends two nights in Spanish police cell after arrest

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Image caption Simon Danczuk spent the night in an Alicante cell

MP Simon Danczuk was arrested in Spain following an alleged incident with his estranged wife, the BBC understands.

The 49-year-old spent two nights in a police cell in Alicante following a loud row with wife Karen Danczuk.

The Rochdale MP was suspended by the Labour Party in December after he admitted sending lewd texts to a 17-year-old girl.

Mr Danczuk, who is separated from his wife Karen, was later released without charge, Spanish police said.

The Foreign Office said it was providing support to a British man detained by police in Spain.

The Labour Party refused to comment.

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