Police say Birmingham attack outside mosque “not terror-related”

West Midlands Police

West Midlands Police have said they do not believe a collision outside a Birmingham mosque in which two men were injured was terror-related.

The victims were hit by a silver car as they stood outside Shah Jalal mosque in Aston.

Detectives believe it was a targeted attack and efforts are ongoing to trace the vehicle, which failed to stop at the scene at around 2.15pm on Friday.

A 19-year-old man is in hospital with head and back injuries, which are not believed to be life-threatening. A 17-year-old is also in hospital with head and leg injuries, which are not serious.

DS Adam Williams from Force CID said: “We are still trying to establish the motive for the attack and we are looking at CCTV opportunities from the surrounding area. I’d really like to hear from anyone who has any information or CCTV of the incident or who may have dash-cam footage.”

Anyone with information can call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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