A senior Birmingham councillor sparked a storm by claiming a Muslim politician may have received preferential treatment because she wore a headscarf.

Politicians who gathered to discuss the Trojan Horse scandal in some of the city's schools were stunned by the comment, made by Tory Coun James Hutchings.

Speaking of his unhappiness that Labour's Coun Mariam Khan was the only person named in minutes put before a city council committee, he told her: "The only person mentioned by name is you.

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