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Two arrested after incident at Cardiff mosque

The incident took place at 1.30am at the Dar Ul Isra community centre.

(Anthony Delvin/PA)
(Anthony Delvin/PA)

Two people have been arrested after allegedly forcing their way into a Cardiff mosque in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The incident took place at 1.30am at the Dar Ul Isra community centre.

Our officers in Cardiff responded to a disturbance which took place outside the Darul Isma Muslim Community Centre at...

Posted by South Wales Police Cardiff on Sunday, June 2, 2019

In a joint statement with the Muslim Council of Wales, the mosque said: “Nobody from the mosque was injured and the police have arrested the two individuals who were involved.

“The police are now dealing [with] this situation and continuing their investigations.

“We thank South Wales Police for their swift response.”

For Muslims, it is currently the holy month of Ramadan when many fast from dawn until sunset.

It is traditional to gather in mosques and community centres to break the fast at the end of each day.

South Wales Police said that two men, aged 18 and 19 who are both from the Cardiff area, are in custody.

Police said they were quickly arrested and officers are not currently looking for anybody else in connection with the incident.

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