Man charged with religiously aggravated attacks on five Birmingham mosques
A Birmingham man has been charged today (20 August) with religiously aggravated criminal damage following a series of attacks on five north Birmingham mosques earlier this year.
Windows of the mosques were smashed on the evening of 20 March and into the morning of 21 March. They were:
- Witton Islamic Centre, Witton Road, Aston
- Masjid Madrassa Faizul Islam, The Broadway, Perry Barr
- Al-Habib Trust, Birchfield Road, Aston
- Jamia Masjid Ghausia, Albert Road, Aston
- Jam-E-Masjid Qiblah Hadhrat Sahib Gulhar Shareef, Slade Road, Erdington
Arman Rezazadeh, aged 34, from Greenhill Road, Handsworth was detained under the Mental Health Act, but has now been deemed fit to charge and will appear before Birmingham Magistrates on 12 September.
West Midlands Police have conducted a thorough investigation and continue to work in partnership with mosques around the West Midlands to offer reassurance to our communities.