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Trio bailed after 'abuse attack' on Galloway

PUBLISHED: 13:15 12 April 2010 | UPDATED: 15:51 05 October 2010

THREE men have been bailed on suspicion of hurling abuse at Respect politician George Galloway as he hit the campaign trail in Shadwell. The men aged 22, 25 and 27 are all from the Bethnal Green and Shoreditch area and were arrested on Saturday after

THREE men have been bailed on suspicion of hurling abuse at Respect politician George Galloway as he hit the campaign trail in Shadwell.

The men aged 22, 25 and 27 are all from the Bethnal Green and Shoreditch area and were arrested on Saturday afternoon on suspicion of using threatening words and behaviour and attempting to lunge at Mr Galloway at Watney Market. They have been bailed until May.

His three-year-old son, eight-year-old grandson and pregnant daughter were all with him at the time.

Kevin Ovenden from the Bethnal Green and Bow MP's office said: "They started shouting and finger pointing. We moved up the market. They came up to try to get to George."

He believed the men the men were shouting insults to deter people from voting because they are opposed to the political process.

He added: "People came out of the shops and remonstrated with them."

Mr Galloway is one of the candidates hoping to represent Poplar and Limehouse in Parliament.

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