George Galloway 'badly bruised' in street attack

Controversial Respect MP George Galloway was badly bruised after he was attacked in the street in west London.

Mr Galloway's spokesman said he was "badly bruised" and "in a pretty bad shape".

He also suggested the attack may have been linked to previous comments from the MP about Israel, as the attacker apparently shouted remarks about the Holocaust.

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George Galloway 'badly bruised' in street attack

Controversial Respect MP George Galloway was badly bruised after he was attacked in the street tonight, his spokesman said.

Respect MP George Galloway is in Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

Mr Galloway was posing for pictures with people in Notting Hill, west London, when the incident happened.

The spokesman said: "George was posing for pictures with people and this guy just attacked him, leapt on him and started punching him.

"It appears to be connected with his comments about Israel because the guy was shouting about the Holocaust.

"George is badly bruised but OK. He has bruising to his head and face and is in a pretty bad shape."

Metropolitan Police said a man had been arrested on suspicion of ABH and taken to the south London police station where he remains.

The motivation for the attack is unclear but Mr Galloway caused recent offence when he announced Bradford was an "Israeli-free area".

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