Burton Imam attacked

25th Jul 2014

Jennifer G Andrade

An Imam was left with a broken nose and two teeth knocked out following an attack outside his home in Uxbridge St, Burton-on-trent on June 26.

A spokesman for Staffordshire Police told The Muslim News Hafiz Ramzan was approached by a man and a brief conversation took place, before he was violently assaulted by the man, between 2pm and 2:30pm. Ch Insp Steve Maskrey, said, “It appears that this was unprovoked violent attack. We will have high-visibility patrols in the area to offer reassurance to the community.”

Ramzan was taken to a Birmingham hospital , where he received treatment for head and facial injuries before later being discharged.

A mosque committee spokesman said the community was: “deeply shocked” adding, “We do not know why this callous attack took place and are working with the police to bring the attacker to justice.”

Police have described the attacker as Asian, tall and stocky and aged between 35 to 45 years of age. He was wearing a black baseball cap.

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