London: Another attack outside mosque

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

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