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Galloway "threats"

Detectives are investigating an allegation of threats made to Bradford West MP George Galloway.

They came to light at the weekend, but police are not revealing their detail or whether anyone has been questioned about the claims.

Bradford West MP George Galloway Credit: Calendar



Protester tries to pelt Galloway with eggs

A protester has attempted to pelt George Galloway with eggs as he left for open top bus victory of Bradford.

The new MP for Bradford West was unhurt as the man threw around a dozen eggs, shouting "he's a parasite, a sycophant, we don't want him here".

Galloway seemed unfazed by the attack, climbing on to the bus, lighting a cigar and giving a victory sign. Onlookers applauded and car horns were sounded as the bus moved through the city centre.

Victory bus

Victory bus Credit: Lisa Adlam

The bus has been prepared, a throng of cameras and reporters await its departure to carry a triumphant George Galloway through the streets of Bradford. Details of his route remain sketchy, as does the time he is due to leave.

No stranger to attention, the new MP for Bradford West has been attracting plenty of it, with dozens of people arriving at the solicitor's office he is using as a base to catch a glimpse of him.

One onlooker said: "I think to call it a 'Bradford Spring' is a bit much, but this has shown people how their vote can make a difference. I don't think something like this will happen again but it's got everyone talking hasn't it? And they talk about voter apathy?"

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