Muslim man fighting for life after hit-and-run outside Leicester mosque
A Muslim man is fighting for his life after an alleged hit and run outside a mosque in Leicester.
The man and a teenage boy were hit by a car just after Taraweeh, a prayer made during Ramadan. The boy escaped with injuries that are not life-threatening.
The Masjid At-Taqwa Leicester mosque said that one of its members was fighting for life after a vehicle rammed into him at 1am on Thursday morning.
They wrote on their Facebook page: “Last night after Taraweeh, one of the brothers who prayed with us was the victim of a hit and run just outside the masjid. He is fighting for his life, and we implore any one reading this post to ask Allah the Lord of The Worlds to grant him a full and speedy recovery, and to grant his family plentiful patience to get through this very difficult time. We remind you all to be very vigilant and to take care when leaving the masjid. May Allah protect us all.”
Leicestershire police confirmed a man in his 40s and a teenage boy were struck by a vehicle on Humberstone Road but they said the incident isn’t being treated as terror-related. Police said that early inquiries by officers led them to believe the vehicle did not deliberately drive at pedestrians.
They said: “We are in the early stages of our investigation and enquiries are continuing into the exact circumstances surrounding the incident. We can confirm we are not treating this as terrorist related and we would ask that people do not speculate while the incident remains under investigation.”