The education trust at the centre of an alleged plot by Muslim hardliners to seize control of schools in Birmingham has claimed it is the victim of a "witch-hunt", in an open letter from governors.

David Hughes, a trustee at the Park View School academy in Alum Rock, also claimed a recent follow-up inspection by Ofsted "gave every indication of having no wish other than to condemn the school - even the outstanding features".

The school is currently under investigation by the Department for Education (DfE), Birmingham City Council and the Education Funding Agency.

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