Thames Valley Police has published a clarification about the location of an incident involving a teenager being attacked in High Wycombe - after wrongly saying it happened outside a mosque. 

Yesterday (March 25) the force published a press release saying a teenager suffered GBH-style injuries 'outside a mosque' on Desborough Street at the junction with Oakridge Road.

A number of complaints flagged that there is no mosque on Desborough Street - but on Jubilee Road. 

The statement raised concern in the Muslim community - with the secretary of the mosque writing to the Bucks Free Press to complain. 

The Free Press apologised, having taken the information from Thames Valley Police, on good faith to be true. 

The police has now corrected its press release and said the crime was nothing to do with the mosque at all.

A fresh statement has been issued by Thames Valley Police, which says: “We are carrying out thorough enquiries into this incident and further investigation leads us to believe that the incident happened in the area of Desborough Street and Jubilee Road. 

"The incident is not connected to the mosque and at this stage we are not treating this as a hate crime.

“If anyone has any information, please contact 101 or make a report online quoting reference number 43240137047.”