Vigil for man attacked outside Birmingham mosque
POLICE hunting those responsible for an attack outside a Birmingham mosque which left a man fighting for his life have made two arrests. The 22-year-old victim – described as ‘gravely ill’ – was assaulted at around 2.30pm on Friday near the Noor-ul-Uloom Mosque, St Oswald Road, Small Heath.
He was taken to the city’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital with life-threatening head injuries after reportedly being hit with a baseball bat during a disturbance between a group of people.
On Friday night, around 150 well-wishers held a vigil outside the accident and emergency department where the man was being treated.
The gathering was monitored by security staff and West Midlands Police, but there were no reports of disturbances.
A QE spokesman said: "A number of people gathered outside the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Emergency Department on Friday evening following a patient admission. (...)