Man arrested over alleged assaults following C4 Dispatches

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Police have arrested a man for alleged assaults on children at a mosque, following behaviour seen in a Channel 4 documentary shown on Monday.

Dispatches, Lessons on Hate and Violence showed footage of a man who appeared to be kicking and hitting children during lessons at a school in the Markazi Jamia mosque in Keighley, West Yorkshire.

West Yorkshire Police have issued the following statement:

“We have recently become aware of a number of incidents of alleged assault at a mosque and just before the weekend were able to view edited footage of the alleged incident. One man has been arrested and released on police bail pending further inquiries. West Yorkshire police are receiving full co-operation from the Keighley Muslim Association who are working with us in support of the inquiry.”

More on this story on the New Statesman.

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