Man Set On Fireplace Close to Mosque In UK’s Birmingham

Man Set On Fire Near Mosque In UK's Birmingham

The sufferer was taken to hospital with critical accidents. (Representational)


The UK police have launched an investigation after a person strolling dwelling from the mosque in Birmingham was set on fireplace by a male suspect.

West Midlands Police, which is main the investigation with the help of the Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU), stated a person was arrested on suspicion of tried homicide after the assault on Monday night.

The sufferer was taken to hospital with critical accidents, which aren’t believed to be life threatening.

“Our officers have been working by way of the evening to ascertain what occurred and who’s accountable,” Chief Superintendent Richard North, Commander at Birmingham police.

“We’re taking this matter extraordinarily significantly and are utilizing all sources obtainable to us. We’re preserving an open thoughts to the motive of the attacker and we cannot speculate additional at this stage,” he stated.

The sufferer was strolling dwelling from Dudley Highway mosque within the metropolis, when he was approached by a person.

He spoke to him briefly earlier than spraying with an unknown substance after which his jacket was set alight, inflicting burns to his face, the police stated.

The West Midlands Police stated it’s inspecting CCTV and talking to witnesses and urged the group to work with its officers to keep away from any hypothesis at this stage. Further officers have been patrolling the realm to talk to the group and to supply reassurance.

Mr North stated the drive’s investigation continues with help from Counter Terrorism Policing West Midlands CTU due to their specialist capabilities to assist set up the circumstances surrounding the incident.

“We’ve officers patrolling the native space to reassure folks and we’re visiting native religion institutions to maintain them knowledgeable,” he added.

Police are additionally wanting into whether or not the same assault in west London final month, the place an 82-year-old man was set on fireplace outdoors a mosque, is linked.

The Metropolitan Police beforehand stated the London sufferer was set alight as he left the West London Islamic Centre at Singapore Highway within the Ealing borough on February 27.

(Apart from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV workers and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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