Council leader Sir Albert Bore has called on communities and residents to play a greater role in their local schools to prevent a 'jihadist' take over of city schools.

The Labour leader also said that the council, while investigating claims that Islamic fundamentalists are employing dirty tricks campaigns against teachers to take over schools, has double checked and will toughen up its own school management systems to prevent any attempts to infiltrate schools.

He described claims contained in a letter known as Trojan Horse as 'defamatory' and said that being an 'anonymous collection of material' is difficult to investigate and offered the source protection if they come forward.

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