80-year-old man charged with several sex offences

Police have charged an 80-year-old man from the Cyncoed area of Cardiff with sex offences on underage girls.

The man has been named as Mohammed Haji Saddique and has been charged with eight offences of ‘assault on a girl under 13 by touching’ and seven offences of ‘indecent assault on a girl under the age of 14 years’.

The offences, involving four victims, are alleged to have happened between 1996 and 2006 and took place within the Madina Mosque in Cardiff.

Mr Saddique taught at the Mosque from 1976 until 2006.

Detective Inspector Rob Cronick from South Wales Police said this to ITV Wales

Anyone with any information concerning this matter or who may have any other concerns should call a dedicated NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000 where specially trained staff will be able to talk to you and offer support.

Alternatively you can call South Wales Police on 101 quoting the reference: Orange Pyrenees.