West Midlands Police have issued an astonishing denial they are investigating the Trojan Horse scandal - but then admitted its officers are looking to see if any criminal offences have taken place.

We told today how the force had finally begun a probe into the schools controversy after receiving potential new evidence from former terror chief Peter Clarke and others.

In an original statement to the Mail, the force press office stated: "West Midlands Police has received information obtained by partners as part of the on-going independent inquiries into a small number of Birmingham schools. This includes information relating to the Peter Clarke report.

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