No evidence of a link between Bradford and an alleged plot by Muslim extremists to wrest control of schools in Birmingham has been provided to Bradford Council, according to its leader.

Operation Trojan Horse is the name given to an alleged plot that would see non-Muslim heads hounded out of schools in predominantly Muslim areas of Birmingham, and replaced with fundamentalist teachers.

Letters allegedly sent between people involved were leaked last month and warned that if successful in Birmingham the plan could be rolled out in Bradford and Manchester.

Ofsted has since sent education inspector to one of the schools named in the leaked documents, Park View Academy in Birmingham, but has yet to release any of its findings.

Councillor David Green, leader of Bradford Council, said: “I have not seen any evidence of the link with Bradford, so at the moment I wouldn’t want to make a statement on that issue.”