Three men charged with murder and attempted murder after two men stabbed outside mosque


THREE men have been charged with murder and attempted murder after two men were stabbed outside a mosque. Haji Choudhary Rab Nawaz, 52, (above) was found injured after reports of a fight outside the Jamiah Masjid & Institute just after 9pm on October 2. He died in hospital a short time later. Adam Razaaq, 20, Hasnian Razaaq, 23 and Mohammed Faisal, 29, were due to appear at the city's magistrates court today, October 8. Both Mr Razaaq and Mr Razaaq are from Halesowen, while Mr Faisal is from Handsworth in Birmingham. They have also been charged with attempted murder after another man was found with a stab wound. Three other men arrested in connection with the incident have been bailed while police inquiries continue. Officers were called to the area, at the junction of Dunbar Avenue and Queen Mary's Road, to reports of a fight involving a large group of men, some armed with knives. In a statement, the family of Mr Nawaz thanked emergency services for their "tireless effort in trying to save our father".

His family paid tribute to their “dependable, shining light of good” and “an innocent, humble, loving family man”.

Police are seeking more people to come forward with information regarding the attack. A West Midlands Police spokesman said: "We remain keen to hear from anyone who can assist our investigation and mobile phone, dashcam footage, or other information, can be uploaded here: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/20HQ21J76-PO1  "We believe there are witnesses out there who have still to come forward and you can also reach us via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk, by calling 101. Alternatively ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Please quote log 3319 of 2 October."