THE Labour Party has suspended a Blackburn with Darwen councillor over allegations of anti-Semitism.

Billinge and Beardwood ward’s Cllr Tasleem Fazal now sits as an independent.

He is accused of shouting ‘murderers, murderers, murderers’ at an Israeli peace protest in 2014 and suggesting Jews created the Islamic terrorist group Isis in a video.

The film comes from a now deleted ‘CH Tassy Fazal’ Facebook account.

Cllr Fazal’s suspension pending investigation follows the expulsion from the Labour Party of former borough council deputy leader Andy Kay over an allegedly anti-Semitic Facebook post, a decision he is appealing.

Blackburn Labour Party secretary Cllr Phil Riley said: “A complaint has been made arising from social media posts by Cllr Fazal from some years ago. These are being investigated and he is now sitting as an independent.

“Cllr Fazal is denying that he is guilty of ant-Semitism.”

Julian Arnold, chairman of Blackburn Conservative Association said: “This is absolutely disgraceful. How far does anti-Semitism go in Blackburn Labour Party?”

Cllr Fazal was unavailable for comment.