The Trust which runs a Birmingham school at the centre of allegations of a "Trojan Horse" takeover plot by hardline Muslims has issued a statement rubbishing the claims.

The Park View Educational Trust, which runs three schools in Birmingham, said the political storm surrounding the alleged plot had created a "heightened climate" for false allegations to be repeated.

In its nine-page statement, the Trust claimed the "Trojan Horse" document outlining the allegations had created a backdrop "for the settling of political scores" that have nothing to do with its schools and students.

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