Two in court after pig’s head left on Rotherham mosque steps

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Two teenagers have appeared in court after a pig’s head was allegedly left on the steps of a Rotherham mosque.

Police were called to Moorgate Mosque, Moorgate Street, Rotherham, on Wednesday, at about 10pm.

Officers said a pig’s head was found on the steps of the mosque.

Two male teenagers, aged 16 and 17, were arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated harassment and appeared at Rotherham Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

Earlier in the week, officers were called to a disturbance in the Broom area of Rotherham after a family feud spiralled out of control.

The disturbance spread across Lillian Street, Tooker Road and Gerard Road.

A police spokesman said crowds had gathered and two people sustained minor injuries. No arrests were made.

Chief Supt Jason Harwin, commander for Rotherham, said: “The disturbance, we believe, is a result of an ongoing dispute between two families.

“I want to reassure the public we are treating this incident and the disorder that ensued as a priority and will not tolerate violence.

n Anyone with information relating to the mosque incident should call 101, quoting incident number 1397 of August 21.