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Burnley mosque intruder chased off after break-in

Shal Jalal Mosque
The break-in happened at Shal Jalal Mosque in Burnley [Google]

Police are investigating the motive of a break-in at a mosque in Lancashire.

A man broke into the Shal Jalal Mosque in Burns Street, Burnley, at about 10:35 BST on Wednesday.

He was challenged by men already inside the building before fleeing.

Lancashire Police appealed anyone with information to come forward, adding: "We are at the early stages of our investigation and we are working to fully understand the motive of the offender."

The force also used people not to "engage in any unhelpful speculation".


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