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Controversial MP George Galloway has been released from hospital after he was battered and bruised in a street attack, police have said.
The pro-Palestine MP suffered a suspected broken jaw and rib as well as facial bruising when a man leapt at him and punched him after shouting about the Holocaust, his spokesman said.
A 39-year-old man arrested shortly afterwards on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm remained in police custody, a Metropolitan Police spokesman said.
Controversial Bradford West MP George Galloway has been taken to hospital with a suspected broken jaw after he was attacked in the street.
The Respect MP, who also suffered a suspected broken rib and severe bruising to his face and head, was posing for pictures with people in Golborne Road, Notting Hill, west London, last night, when a man shouted a comment about the Holocaust and allegedly attacked him. Police were quickly on the scene and made an arrest.
Mr Galloway was taken to St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, where he remained overnight.
His 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."
Mr Galloway was interviewed earlier this month by West Yorkshire Police following a speech in Leeds in which he claimed Bradford was an Israeli-free area.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "Police were called at approximately 1940 hours to Golborne Road, W10, after a man was assaulted in the street.
"Officers attended. The suspect was found a short time later and stopped. He was arrested on suspicion of ABH (actual bodily harm) and taken to the south London police station where he remains."