Birmingham mosque hit and run sees two men injured by car – with police investigating as possible terror attack

Cops say they have not ruled out the possibility that the incident outside the Shah Jalal mosque is terror-related.

Officers from West Midlands Police were called to Ettington Road in Aston this afternoon after the two men, both in their 20's were hurt.

One has a head injury and the other was described as being walking wounded.

The car which hit them was silver in colour, according to cops, and refused to stop after the incident, instead speeding away.

Detective Inspector Greg Evans said: "The investigation is in an early stage and we're still trying to establish exactly what has happened.

"At this time we have not ruled in or out the potential that this could be terror related but we're keeping an open mind until we investigate further.

"I'd really like to hear from anyone who has any information or CCTV of the incident or who may have dash cam footage."

Shocked people said the two men were left covered in blood after the incident.

A witness who was attending prayers at the mosque said: "It was shocking to see the guys afterwards.

"It was like something out of a movie."

Local MP for Ladywood  Shabana Mahmood condemned the incident as "shocking."

She said: "Today's incident is shocking and has caused huge concern across the local community.

"I'd urge anyone with information to come forward and help the police with their investigation."

Twitter users described the attack as "deplorable," with horrified residents urging others to "stay vigilant."

Abdul Hamid Faruki wrote on Facebook: "Aston folks, stay vigiliant. Let me know if you hear or need anything."

Javed Iqbal tweeted: "Such attacks are not acceptable in our communities, thoughts and prayers are with the injured and the community in such harsh times."

No-one was available from the Shah Jalal mosque for comment.

Anyone with information can call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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