Two arrested after hit-and-run near Birmingham mosque bailed


BIRMINGHAM: Two men arrested after a hit-and-run near Shah Jalal Mosque in Birmingham have been bailed pending further inquiries. The suspects, aged 20 and 22, were detained by West Midlands Police on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm after two teenagers were hit by a car outside a Birmingham mosque.

BIRMINGHAM: Police officials probing into the incident at the scene near mosque.

A19-year-old man was taken to hospital with head and back injuries after the incident on Friday afternoon. Medical staff also treated a 17-year-old boy for head and leg injuries after being called to Ettington Road in Aston at about 2.15pm.
Police have ruled out any link to terrorism and have described the hit-and-run, which involved a silver-coloured car, as a targeted attack. Earlier it was reported that the detectives are trying to trace a silver car which failed to stop at the scene of the collision on Ettington Road, Aston, at around 2.15pm on Friday.
A 19-year-old man was in hospital with head and back injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening. West Midlands Police said a 17-year-old boy was also in hospital with head and leg injuries which are not serious. Detective Sergeant Adam Williams 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.”