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Man accused over mosque stabbings

A man will stand trial today charged with attempting to murder a police officer who was stabbed inside a mosque.

Mohamoud Elmi is also alleged to have attacked two worshippers who were injured during evening prayers at a mosque in Ward End, Birmingham, on June 15 last year.

Elmi, of Ward End Hall Grove, Washwood Heath, will go on trial at Birmingham Crown Court this afternoon.

The 32-year-old pleaded not guilty at a previous hearing to two counts of attempted murder and an allegation of wounding.

His trial, presided over by Mrs Justice Carr, is expected to last for about two weeks.


From Belfast Telegraph