London: Another attack outside mosque
The victim of the previous attack died in hospital on Monday. Four teenagers, ages 12-15, have been charged with the assault.
A Muslim man was assaulted in a race-hate attack outside a Tooting mosque on Tuesday night, just days after a Muslim pensioner was fatally attacked outside another nearby mosque.
Both incidents involved attacks by groups of black youths on worshippers outside mosques less than a mile apart in Tooting.
But police said the incidents were not linked.
Last night Tooting's Islamic leaders held an emergency meeting to discuss community safety.
A 30-year-old Asian man had just left the Gatton Road Mosque, in Gatton Road, at 10.15pm when he was approached by a group of youths.
One of the youths, a black teenager, assaulted him with a weapon.
The man was taken to hospital with head injuries but later discharged.
Police, who recovered a weapon at the scene, have made no arrests.
The attack is the latest on the Asian community during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
Source: Wandsworth Borough Guardian