Group escorted away by cops after commotion at mosque
POLICE helped escort a small group of Muslims following a commotion at a packed Swansea Mosque. Some 800 people had just finished Friday prayers at the St Helen's Road venue when arguments escalated between a small group and the rest of the congregation.
Mosque management committee secretary Farid Ali said four individuals clashed with mosque leaders and regulars.
He said the quartet, who had brought a couple of associates with them, were regarded as outsiders although they were from the Swansea area.
Mr Ali said there was verbal to-ing and fro-ing before the congregation endeavoured unsuccessfully to get them to leave.
"The individuals didn't stop and got surrounded," he said.
"Then we called the police and asked them to calm the situation down.
"The police took the individuals out and then the general public starting leaving."
South Wales Police said there were no arrests. (...)