Muslim worshippers at a Mosque in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, were left furious after a number of police officers entered the Mosque wearing shoes.
A tense argument broke out between worshippers who had just finished praying and police officers who arrived at the Townfield Mosque to deal with a disagreement outside the building.
A number of officers walked in without removing their shoes which goes against Islamic practice and people can be heard on the video shouting ‘get them out’.
Footage shows the officers being confronted by worshippers who were heard screaming at them.
People could be heard asking the officers ‘what they are going to be arrested for’ as another man can be heard askin them to leave the building.
One of the uniform officers was heard asking one of the men to ‘chill’ when the conservation became heated.
Another male officer was speaking on his police radio and informed a colleague that people inside the building were being ‘aggressive’.
The video was posted online and it has since been viewed more than 134,000 times.
Zafar Iqbal, former chairman of the Wycombe Islamic Mission, told the Bucks Free Press: ‘There was a lot of shouting but there was no need to call the police.
‘When they arrived there were around 400 to 500 people here for prayers so the whole road had to be closed.’
A Thames Valley spokesman said: ‘Officers were called on Friday at about 1.40pm following reports of an altercation at a mosque in Totteridge Road, High Wycombe.
‘Officers were responding to an immediate call for assistance and as a result, and to prevent any serious harm to individuals or any further outbreak of violence, officers entered the Mosque, and spoke to people who were present.
‘An allegation of assault was recorded and officers are carrying out an investigation into the incident. No arrests have been made at this time.’