The president of Goldsmiths University's Islamic Society has resigned in the wake of allegations that a series of homophobic messages was posted on his Twitter account.

Muhammed Patel's resignation reportedly came after "a meeting was called to discuss a motion of no confidence" in light of "recent allegations", according to a statement on the society's Facebook page.

The post did not detail the allegations but it is understood a series of tweets posted from the @mopey96 account – now deleted – had sparked the motion.

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