Statement following attack in Kings Heath

Published: Thursday, 30th March 2023

Following an attack on a man in Kings Heath last night, a joint statement from the Leader and ward councillors has been issued.

Leader Cllr Ian Ward and ward councillors Cllr Lisa Trickett and Cllr David Barker said:

This was an attack on an elderly gentleman walking home from his local mosque and our thoughts are with the victim and his family at this time.

Ward councillors and the Community Safety team are speaking to the family and West Midlands Police and will continue to offer support.

Council officers and local councillors have also been engaging with community groups and local mosques to offer support to the wider community.

We would urge everyone to work with the police and to avoid any speculation at this stage – and would like to thank the local community for their willingness to share information on this incident.

Anyone with information that could assist the police investigation, please contact West Midlands Police’s live chat facility on their website, quoting log 5182 of 29 March 2023.

Alternatively get in touch via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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