A group of parents is said to have been left “absolutely fummin (sic)” after a child turned up to a local Halloween party dressed as a mosque.

The child, understood to be a seven year-old boy, attended the party at St. Philip Neri’s Primary School in Rochdale yesterday afternoon but left a short time later following complaints. It is believed that teachers were forced to intervene when several parents tried to smash the dome of the building with toffee apples, leaving the child glazed and confused.

Parent Mandy Gadd, 28, told the Herald that she had felt compelled to act in order to defend her “British values”.

“I’m not a racialist but I don’t see why he couldn’t have come dressed as a British building, like a pub or a MacDonald’s,” she said.

“Halloween is when Christians come together to remember the time Jesus dressed up as a ghost to scare away the Devil, and I’m not going to let some bleeding-heart liberal in a cardboard box ruin that for me and my kids.”

Other parents were quick to criticise the school, claiming that their fancy dress rules discriminated against “true patriots” whilst bowing to the whims of “leftards”.

“That’s two years in a row I’ve dressed my kids up as Paul and Jayda from Britain First, and two years in a row they’ve been sent home,” said Sharon Fudd, 26.

“I’ve been feeding Connor nothing but chips since July so he would look more like Paul, and Paige spent ages making a pair of papier mache tits for her Jayda costume. It’s an absolute sin.

“It’s like that time my Darren was arrested for giving fags and cans of Carling to the kids trick or treating around our estate. They claim it was because he had broken the law but we all know it was because they were worried about him offending the Muzzies.”

The child’s mother, Susan Arndale, 36, denied that she had been looking to cause offence and claimed the furore was the result of a misunderstanding.

“Benjamin loves interesting buildings and was particularly taken by the Royal Pavilion when we visited Brighton this summer,” she explained.

“He and his grandad spent all day Sunday building that costume, so he was very confused and upset when everyone at the party started shouting at him. He kept on telling them that he was the Pavilion but they were too worked up to process words of more than one syllable.

“Next year he was thinking of going as Massive Mohammed, but I don’t know if we’ll bother after this palaver.”

The Herald has since learned that Britain First has launched a national boycott of fancy dress shops, following reports that ‘sexy imam’ outfits have for the first time outsold ‘sexy priest’ outfits.