MEMBERS of the Muslim community have said they are shocked after copies of the Qu’ran were found allegedly dumped in a skip in the city.

Local resident Adil Shaan forwarded photographs to the Telegraph & Argus after the find near a former book centre in White Abbey Road, Bradford, stating it was a “shameful act. The public went through the skip and took out any religious material.”

West Yorkshire Police are understood to have attended the scene tonight where several local residents removed the holy books from the skip to save them from being destroyed.

The police have not yet confirmed the incident and no one from the book centre could be reached.

It is understood the shop has changed hands but it is not known who was responsible for placing the items in the skip.

Mr Shaan said: “A very shameful act was committed.”

Another poster on Facebook said: “It is a big mess. I hope they have a good reason for doing this.”