Birmingham City Council has insisted there was a serious problem in city schools during the Trojan Horse affair.

And it promised to "challenge" people who try to deny what happened.

Inquiries in 2014 found there was a "co-ordinated, deliberate and sustained" attempt by a group of people to take control of some Birmingham schools and "introduce an intolerant and aggressive Islamic ethos".

But the authority issued a statement after pressure group MEND organised a debate in a city community centre to discuss whether Trojan Horse really did happen as it has been described.

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