Police quiz Galloway over Israel speech

BRADFORD West MP George Galloway has been interviewed by police over a recent speech in which he said Bradford had been “declared an Israel-free zone”, it is understood.

Chief superintendent Paul Money of West Yorkshire Police said a man aged 59 was interviewed voluntarily after complaints were made over the speech at a meeting in Leeds on Saturday August 2.

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The Respect MP’s spokesman said Mr Galloway had co-operated with police.

The force said the matter would be referred to the Crown Prosecution Service when enquiries were completed.

The MP was said to have told the meeting: “We have declared Bradford an Israel-free zone. We don’t want any Israeli goods; we don’t want any Israeli services.”