Lord Ahmed, a Labour peer, from our region has strenuously denied offering a ten million pound bounty for the capture of US President Barack Obama.
Lord Ahmed of Rotherham was quoted as making the remarks by a newspaper in Pakistan - and he's been suspended by his party.
He claims it is fabrication.
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