George Galloway's 'Jaw Broken' In Street Attack
The Respect MP was posing for pictures in London when he was allegedly attacked by a man who shouted comments about the Holocaust.
A photograph released by the Respect Party on Twitter after the attack
George Galloway has been taken to hospital suffering a suspected broken jaw after he was allegedly attacked on a London street.
The Respect MP was posing for photographs in Goldborne Road, Notting Hill, when a man shouted comments about the Holocaust before attacking him.
A spokesman for Mr Galloway told Sky News the Bradford West MP suffered a suspected broken jaw, a suspected broken rib, and severe bruising to his face and head.
He was taken to St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, but he is thought to have left the hospital on Saturday morning.
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."
Police arrested one man at the scene. The man was taken to a police station in south London, where he remains.
A supporter wipes Mr Galloway's face after an egg was thrown at him in 2012
"Police were called at approximately 1940 hours this evening to Golborne Road, W10, after a man was assaulted in the street," a spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said.
"Officers attended. The suspect was found a short time later and stopped. He was arrested on suspicion of ABH and taken to a south London police station where he remains."
Mr Galloway has caused controversy in the past by making comments about Israel.
In 2013 he was accused of racism when he walked out of a debate at Oxford University after discovering his opponent was Israeli.
"I have been misled, sorry," he said, adding: "I don't recognise Israel and I don't debate with Israelis."
In 2008 a man was arrested and cautioned by police after Mr Galloway was hit with a rubber stress ball as he was campaigning in an open-top bus in London.
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