Man charged with attempted murder after two people set alight leaving mosques

A man has been charged with attempted murder after two men were set alight in the street.

Mohammed Abbkr, 28, has been charged with two counts of attempted murder after the incidents in Birmingham and London after leaving mosques, West Midlands Police said.

The force said Abbkr is alleged to have sprayed a substance on two men and set it alight in separate attacks, in Ealing on February 27 and in Birmingham on Monday, March 20.

A West Midlands Police spokesperson said: ‘We continue to ask anyone with CCTV, ring doorbell footage or video footage that could help our investigation to send this to us directly.

‘This was a joint investigation between West Midlands Police, Counter Terrorism Policing and the Metropolitan Police.

‘Anyone with information has been asked to get in touch on 101 or alternatively, get in touch via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.’

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