Car runs over two men in their 20s outside a mosque before driving off

Car runs over two men in their 20s outside a mosque before driving off

  • Incident outside Shah Jalal mosque in Aston, Birmingham, at 2.15pm today
  • One victim said to have head injury; other described as walking wounded
  • West Midlands Police have not ruled out potential that incident on Ettington Road could be terror-related

Two men have been injured after they were hit by a car outside a mosque today.

West Midlands Police said they have not ruled out the potential that the incident on Ettington Road in Aston, Birmingham, could be terror-related.

The men, who are both in their twenties, were struck at 2.15pm and officers were called after reports that both had been hurt outside the Shah Jalal mosque.

One victim was said to have suffered a head injury and the other has been described as walking wounded, the force said.

Police are trying to trace the identity of the person driving the car, which is believed to be silver.

Detective Inspector Greg Evans, of the force’s CID, said: ‘The investigation is at an early stage and we’re still trying to establish exactly what has happened.

‘At this time we have not ruled in or out the potential that this could be terror-related but we’re keeping an open mind until we have investigated further.

‘I’d really like to hear from anyone who has any information or CCTV of the incident or who may have dash cam footage.’

More to follow. 

 

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