Man charged with 2 attempted murders near UK mosques

Published March 23rd, 2023 - 08:44 GMT
Mohammed Abbkr was charged by the British police with the attempted murders of two elderly men in separate attacks
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ALBAWABA -  British police charged Mohammed Abbkr, 28, with the attempted murders of two elderly men in separate attacks.

Abbkr of Edgbaston, an affluent suburban area of central Birmingham, set alight two men outside mosques in the capital London and Birmingham, a social and cultural hub, which is about 180 kilometers (110 miles) northwest of London.

The suspect is expected to appear in the city's Magistrate Court. He was arrested on Tuesday.

The first incident took place on Feb. 27, when Abbkr set ablaze an 82-year-old man near a mosque in Ealing in west London. The man suffered severe burns on his face and arms.

In the second attack, which took place on March 20 in Edgbaston, Akbar set on fire Mohammed Rayaz, 70, causing him serious injuries.

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