Published On: Sat, May 23rd, 2015 on 1:49 pm

George Galloway sent ‘Ebola package’ forcing police to quarantine office

EXCLUSIVE IMAGE: Former Bradford West MP George Galloway received a suspicious parcel which said it was infected with the deadly disease Ebola.

George Galloway

George Galloway MP.

The package claimed to be from Africa, with an infected “hanky” taken from a dead person who had suffered from Ebola.

George Galloway Ebola Package

Image: Yorkshire Standard.

It was delivered to Mr Galloway’s office and staff had to be quarantined while police and experts investigated.

Mr Galloway, who lost his Bradford West seat at the general election, tweeted about the parcel writing: “I’m in Scotland but my staff in Bradford are quarantined in the office following delivery of a suspect package alleged to be Ebola infected”.

He later added: “Respect to my staff who suffered a traumatic few hours today. The biology will surely lead @WestYorksPolice to the wannabe terrorists #DNA”.

West Yorkshire Police confirmed they attended a property in Grattan Road, Bradford, following a report of a letter being delivered to the address purporting to contain a hazardous substance.

Chief Inspector Sarah Baker said: “Expert advice was sought in relation to the substance allegedly contained in the package and it was established that it would not pose any risk to public safety. The letter has been seized by officers and further enquiries will now be made.”

Mr Galloway has been threatened in the past over his political views and once told the Yorkshire Standard he receives threats everyday.

About the Author

Hasan Faridi

- Hasan is the founder and editor-in chief of the Yorkshire Standard. A BA Hons graduate from the University of Huddersfield, he has over four years of experience in newspapers, magazines and radio.

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