A Muslim cleric who has worked towards opening sharia law courts in the UK has been questioned over historic rape claims.
Faiz-ul-Aqtab Siddiqi, 51, voluntarily spoke to officers looking into claims two Dutch women were sexually abused when they were children in the 1990s.
The women went to West Midlands Police over allegations they were attacked while staying with the sheikh's religious community in the UK, Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reported.
Mr Siddiqi told the paper the claims were 'unfounded' and were part of a campaign to discredit his family.
A West Midlands Police spokesman said: 'A 51-year-old man from Nuneaton has been voluntary interviewed in relation to allegations of historical rape cases. Enquiries remain on-going.'