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Statement On The Investigation Into Complaints About A Speech By MP George Galloway.

Chief Superintendent Paul Money, Leeds District Commander, said: “West Yorkshire Police received a number of complaints about the content of a speech made by Bradford MP George Galloway on August 2 this year.

“A full investigation has been carried out which included Mr Galloway being voluntarily interviewed under caution.

“A file was submitted to The Crown Prosecution Service for advice on whether any offences had been committed and they have now concluded that there is insufficient evidence to support any charges.

“West Yorkshire Police always takes complaints of hate offences seriously and wants victims and witnesses to come forward with confidence knowing that any reported incidents will be thoroughly investigated.

“West Yorkshire Police has recorded this matter as a hate incident. A hate incident is any incident, which may or may not constitute a criminal offence, which is perceived by the victim or any other person to be motivated by prejudice or hate towards a person’s disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity.”

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