Police in the UK have reportedly said they will not be investigating after a mosque allegedly held a funeral with more than 250 Muslims in attendance, despite coronavirus restrictions allowing a maximum of 30 guests.
According to The Telegraph, Lancashire Police instead said they’ll be referring the matter to local authorities because it is a public health issue.
Those who attended the funeral which was held at the Jamia Ghosia mosque in Blackburn last week, have been told to self-isolate for seven-days as there is the possibility they may have been infected.
It’s also believed the imam who conducted the service has tested positive for COVID-19.
Elsewhere in the UK, police are conducting an investigation after it was alleged a man posted a comment on Facebook that somebody else deemed offensive.
Officers were filmed questioning the man at his home last week for the alleged crime of “malicious communications,” which police defined as posting an “offensive comment.”