The former chief inspector of schools had to be protected by two bodyguards after being "threatened and intimidated" during his investigation into the influence of Islamists on Birmingham schools.

Sir Michael Wilshaw said he needed "two heavies" accompanying him at taxpayers' expense after Ofsted became concerned for his safety and that of his family.

In an interview with The Sunday Times, he told how he was screamed at in a public meeting, threatened on social media and accused of being an Islamophobe as he led an inquiry into whether schools in the city were coming under Islamist influence in the so-called Trojan Horse plot.

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