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  • 30 August 2014, 22:02

Man Charged With Assaulting George Galloway

A 39-year-old man has been charged with religiously-aggravated assault after allegedly attacking Respect MP George Galloway in a London street.

Mr Galloway, 60, was taken to hospital after the alleged incident in Goldborne Road, Notting Hill, on Friday evening.

A spokesman for the politician told Sky News the Bradford West MP suffered a suspected broken jaw and rib as well as severe bruising to his face and head.

Mr Galloway was released from St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, on Saturday morning.

The Metropolitan Police said Neil Masterson, of Camden Hill, London, will appear at Hammersmith Magistrates' Court on Monday.

The force said he was charged with "assault by beating which is religiously aggravated on a male in his 60s and also common assault on a male in his 40s".

It is understood the second charge relates to a member of the public who stepped in.

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