Birmingham & Black Country

Small Heath mosque attack victim dies in hospital

The scene in St Oswald's Road following the attack
Image caption The victim was attacked on Friday

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.

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