A 59-year-old man has appeared in Bingley Magistrates Court (Thursday) charged with ten counts of assault at a mosque in Keighley.

The man was a teacher at the Markazi Jamia Mosque in Emily Street, Lawkholme, Keighley, when the alleged offences took place over four days in December 2010.

He faces three charges of assaulting persons unknown by beating were said to have taken place on December 6, three were alleged to have happened on December 7, one on December 9, and three on December 13.

The case was adjourned until July 7 at Bradford Magistrates Court and he was granted bail with conditions not to contact children or young people who attended the mosque in Keighley.