14-year-old in critical condition after stabbing outside Birmingham mosque

14-year-old in critical condition after stabbing outside Birmingham mosque”

The man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder on Saturday morning and remains in police custody.

West Midlands police said a 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of the attempted murder on Saturday morning and is now in custody.

A teenage Muslim boy has been stabbed several times outside a mosque in Birmingham, UK, leaving the 14-year-old victim in critical condition.

The boy was taken to hospital, where he remains in a critical condition.

A cordon near the Maarif e Islam mosque and the junction with Chapman Road is in place while specialist teams carry out forensic investigations. Please quote West Midlands Police log 182 of 30/09/17.

The mosque was busy with people despite the late hour and worshippers saw the lad being stabbed in the head and neck.

The Daily Mail reported that Adnan Khan, a senior member of the Maarif-e-Islam Hussainia Mosque in Small Heath, believes it was a racist attack as there was a 10-day Shia festival at the mosque.

A DAD begged for help after his 14-year-old son's throat was slashed in horror stabbing outside a mosque.

Azhar Kiana told the newspaper: 'It happened on the pavement.

Detective Inspector Jim Colclough said: "Our investigation is progressing quickly but it is still in the early stages".

Officers were working closely with local communities and had increased police surveillance in the area to provide reassurance.

Police have not determined if the attack was racially or religiously motivated.

'It is tragic event which has left a young boy in hospital fighting for his life.

"There was blood everywhere, he was hitting the boy's neck and head".

One line of inquiry was that the incident could have been a racially motivated hate crime. Monitoring situation. Praying for victim and family.

"Let us, as representatives of Britain's diverse Muslim communities, send a clear message to the attackers: your hatred and your actions disgust us".

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