No charges over mosque assault claim, say police

POLICE investigating an allegation of assault at a mosque have not charged anyone with an offence.

A woman claimed she had been assaulted in the female-only area of the Anjuman E Zinatul Islam madressah on Taylor Street, Batley, on August 27.

A police spokeswoman said: “We interviewed two men who attended the police station voluntarily and no charges have been brought against them.”

A statement from the mosque’s committee said: “We would like to thank the police for their support in assisting us in clearing this matter up. They have been very helpful.

“Our main concern is the safety of our children, staff and volunteers.

“The community’s aim is to take the madressah forward for its betterment. Islamic education is paramount to the community’s objective.

“This matter, as far as we are concerned, is in the past. If any parents, the community or the wider public have any concerns they can contact the madressah.”