Man denies assaulting MP Galloway

George Galloway This picture, released by Respect via Twitter, was taken before George Galloway went to hospital

A 39-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to assaulting MP George Galloway in a London street.

Neil Masterson, of Campden Hill, Notting Hill, denies assaulting the Respect MP for Bradford West while Mr Galloway was posing for pictures in nearby Golborne Road on Friday.

The MP is believed to have sustained broken ribs and bruises to his head.

Mr Masterson appeared at Hammersmith Magistrates' Court and denied religiously aggravated assault.

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