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George Galloway investigated over anti-Israel speech

Police have launched an investigation after Respect MP George Galloway declared Bradford an "Israel free zone" during a speech.

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George Galloway was standing in front of a Palestinian flag as he made the anti-Israeli speech. Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Archive

The speech caused outcry on social media after being posted online. Mr Galloway was filmed saying:

We have declared Bradford an Israel-free zone. We don't want any Israeli goods. We don't want any Israeli services. We don't want any Israeli academics coming to the university or college. We don't even want any Israeli tourists to come to Bradford even if any of them had thought of doing so. We reject this illegal, barbarous, savage state that calls itself Israel. And you have to do the same.

– Bradford West MP George Galloway

West Yorkshire Police said it was investigating his comments, which relate to the city where Mr Galloway has a constituency.

A force spokesman said: "We have received two separate complaints about comments attributed to George Galloway MP during a speech he gave at a public meeting in Leeds on August 2. We are currently investigating the complaints."

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Bradford toddler believed to have fallen from window

A community has been left "shocked" by the death of a two-year-old girl who is believed to have fallen from a window.

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A woman, thought to be 36, was found with her and is fighting for life in hospital.

Police said they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident in Bradford.

Officers were called by paramedics after reports that a woman and child had been found unconscious outside the back of an address on Delamere Street yesterday morning.

Labour councillor for Little Horton, Sher Khan, described the incident as "unbelievable".

He told the Telegraph and Argus that neighbours who live in the street said the girl had fallen from the upstairs window of a terraced house and the woman had fallen afterwards.

"The family had just recently moved into the area," he said.

"It's unbelievable. Apparently, the woman had recently moved from somewhere else - another city - to this area. My understanding is that nobody knew her that well.

"It happened at about 9.15am. Everyone is so shocked."

Detective Chief Inspector Jon Morgan said last night: "Police were called by paramedics to Delamere Street, Bradford, at 9.15am today, following reports that a woman and child had been found unconscious outside the back of an address.

"The child, a two-year-old girl, was taken to hospital with serious injuries but was sadly pronounced dead a short time later.

"The woman, who is believed to be 36, was also taken to hospital where she is currently being treated for her injuries. She remains in a critical condition."

Woman fights for life following death of girl aged two

A woman is fighting for her life and a two-year-old girl has died after they were discovered unconscious on a street in Bradford, the Yorkshire Post has reported.

Police were called by paramedics to Delamere Street, Bradford, at 9.15am today, following reports that a woman and child had been found unconscious outside the back of an address on Delamere Street.

The child, a two-year-old girl, was taken to hospital with serious injuries, but was sadly pronounced dead a short time later.

The woman, who is believed to be in her 30s, was also taken to hospital, where she is currently being treated for her injuries.

She remains in a critical condition.

– Det Chief Insp Jon Morgan

The newspaper said that police were called by paramedics following reports a woman and child had been found outside the back of an address on Delamere Street in Bradford.

Girl, 2, dies & woman critical after being found in street

A two-year-old girl has died and a woman is in a critical condition after they were found unconscious on a street in Bradford.

Police were called by paramedics following reports a woman and child had been found outside the back of an address on Delamere Street this morning.

Delamere Street in Bradford. Credit: Google Maps

The toddler was taken to hospital with serious injuries but pronounced dead a short time later.

The woman, who is believed to be in her 30s, was also taken to hospital and remains in a critical condition.

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Free school's headteacher arrested in fraud case

The founder and principal of one of the Government's flagship free schools has been arrested by police investigating an alleged fraud.

David Cameron meeting headteacher Sajid Raza on a visit to Kings Science Academy, Bradford, in 2012. Credit: PA

West Yorkshire Police confirmed a 41-year-old man has been arrested in connection with their investigation into the Kings Science Academy in Bradford, which was visited by the Prime Minister in 2012.

The force has not named the arrested man but he is understood to be Sajid Raza, who set up the school in 2011.

Read: Government 'acted as soon as it received allegations'

He has been questioned in relation to suspected fraud offences at the free school and has now been released on bail, pending further enquiries.

Police are looking into the mismanagement of more than £86,000 of public money at the academy.

Government 'acted as soon as it received allegations'

The Department for Education has defended its free schools initiative following the arrest of a man in connection with alleged fraud at Kings Science Academy in Bradford, one of its flagship free schools.

A spokesman said the "vast majority" of free schools are performing well and "all free schools are held to rigorous account", adding that the department acted as soon as it received allegations of wrongdoing at the academy.

Read: School had 'serious failings' in financial management

The department acted as soon as it received allegations of wrongdoing at Kings Science Academy.

We formally investigated and referred the case to Action Fraud. This resulted in a police investigation which is ongoing. Separately we are recovering appropriate funds.

All free schools are held to rigorous account. The vast majority are performing well with three-quarters rated good or outstanding. But where there is failure we will not hesitate to intervene.

– Department for Education spokesman
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