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Dominic Kennedy reports for  The Times   —  A disgraced former councillor who was banned from serving on any local authority has been be given a top post at England’s second largest police force.

Waheed Saleem, 40, who played a prominent role in the “Trojan horse” scandal when schools in Birmingham were feared to be introducing hardline Islamic practices, has become a deputy police and crime commissioner (PCC).

Mr Saleem’s rise raises questions about how appointments are vetted. He once mocked someone who committed suicide but was then chosen as director of a mental health trust, an investigation by The Times discovered.

Mr Saleem has been nominated by David Jamieson, a former transport minister who is PCC at West Midlands.

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