Fears hardline Muslims were trying to extend their influence in Birmingham schools were relayed to the city council as early as 2008, a former prospective governor has said.

Keith Townsend told the BBC the authority was made aware of the issue.

Ofsted is this week expected to release a series of reports on schools under the spotlight since the unsubstantiated "Trojan Horse" allegations emerged.

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