Radio Sandwell Local News

Mosque attack: Boy, 16, sentenced to four years

2013-01-14 20:19:33


A boy has been detained for four years after attacking a man with a baseball bat outside a Birmingham mosque.

Saleem Hassan, 21, died in June from serious head injuries following the attack near the Noor-Ul-Uloom Mosque in Small Heath.

The 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named, had denied a charge of murder but was found guilty of manslaughter by a jury at Birmingham Crown Court in November.

He was sentenced on Friday.

West Midlands Police said Mr Hassan was struck twice on the head, once when he was "motionless on the floor".

He died five days later in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Following the sentencing, Det Ch Insp Sarbjit Johal, said: "This was a tragic case where a fight has gone too far and a teenager has carried out a brutal attack on his victim."


Share this story

Related Stories

Local news around the web

'Substance' sprayed at taxi driver at Birmingham station

This is the 'best pasta sauce in the world' - and it has only three simple ingredients

Alleged hammer attack at shopping centre

Thousands expected to bid farewell to Birmingham's 'King of Scoops'

Two men injured in shooting

Man suffers head injuries in horrific machete attack in Wednesbury

Sawn-off shotguns hidden under stairs

Narcos, Birmingham - review

Terrified shoppers flee Merry Hill shopping centre after alleged hammer attack in food court

Hit and run victim was in vintage car

Image Slider