Sadiq Khan accused of stabbing Corbyn in the 'back, front and side'

Sadiq Khan was attacked by Respect candidate George Galloway Credit: Reuters

Labour candidate for London mayor Sadiq Khan was tonight accused of stabbing party leader Jeremy Corbyn in the 'back, front and side'.

The vitriolic attack came from former Respect MP George Galloway who urged Labour voters to back him, not Khan.

Galloway's outburst came when the two candidates clashed during a mayoral hustings debate organised by the Evening Standard.

Respect candidate George Galloway hit out at the Tooting MP

Khan, the MP for Tooting, said he would continue to criticise Corbyn if he felt the Labour leader was not acting in London's interest.