Small Heath mosque attack victim dies in hospital
- 6 June 2012
- From the section Birmingham & Black Country
A man who was attacked outside a mosque in Birmingham last week has died in hospital.
The 21-year-old from Small Heath suffered a serious head injury in the assault at the junction of Somerville Road and St Oswald's Road on Friday.
He was pronounced dead at 15:00 BST on Wednesday, police said.
A 15-year-old boy was charged with wounding and has appeared at the city's youth court. Police said they would now review the offence he was charged with.
A 42-year-old and 20-year-old man who were arrested in connection with the incident, which happened near the Noor-Ul-Uloom mosque in Small Heath, have been released on police bail until a date in July.
The 21-year-old victim had been on a life support machine since the incident, a police spokesman added.
A post-mortem examination will take place in due course.