AT the weekend there were reports that around 200 people became involved in a dispute after a 'disagreement' broke out at a Stockton mosque.

Dozens of police officers surrounded the Farooq E Azam Mosque and Islamic Centre on Sunday afternoon.

The significant 999 response was dispatched to the Bowesfield Lane area of the town after reports broke.

A spokesman for the mosque said: "It was a disagreement between two people.

"The police were called for protection and it is all resolved now."

A large crowd gathered outside the mosque, and nearby houses and businesses.

A Cleveland Police spokesman took to Facebook to clarify the situation.

They wrote: "Police were called to a report of a dispute involving a crowd of people at a Mosque on Bowesfield Lane in Stockton at 2pm today (Sunday).

"Officers attended the scene to diffuse the situation and no offences were reported and no one has been arrested. "