Two boys arrested after pensioner attacked walking home from mosque during Ramadan
Two teenage boys have been arrested in connection with an assault on a 73-year-old man who was attacked walking home from a Birmingham mosque.
The victim was kicked in the back, causing him to fall and hit his head, in York Road, Kings Heath, at 11pm on Wednesday, West Midlands Police said.
The injured man was taken to hospital with a broken hand and cuts to his face.
Police said they had detained two 16-year-old boys for questioning after the incident, which took place a week after the month of Ramadan began.
The force said there was nothing to suggest any link to an attack last week on another elderly man who was set alight in the Edgbaston area of the city while walking home from a mosque.
Mohammed Rayaz was set on fire as he walked home from Dudley Road Mosque at around 7pm on 20 March.
He was rushed to hospital, where he was treated for serious burn injuries.