Uxbridge: Four arrested after attack on elderly Muslim man

Four men have been arrested following an alleged attack on an elderly Muslim man.

The victim, 79, who lives locally, was on his way to the Islamic Centre in Cowley Mill Road, Uxbridge, when he was allegedly assaulted in Chiltern View Road at about 9.30pm on Saturday. He was treated for head injuries at the scene by London Ambulance paramedics then taken to St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington where he is in a stable condition, according to his son, who said his father has not been able to speak to his family yet. The son declined to give any names.

Police have made four arrests but have released no further details. Part of the street was closed for several hours as forensics officers worked at the scene.

Uxbridge Gazette, 8 July 2013

Update:  ENGAGE quotes Inspector Mark Thorpe of Hounslow police as stating: “Our officers will be conducting enhanced patrols during Ramadan to provide reassurance to the local community.” He added: “Hounslow police are aware of an assault that occurred on Saturday night in Uxbridge where an elderly male received severe head injuries after being attacked in the street by a group of youths. The motive for the assault is currently unknown but is thought by family to be linked to the victim’s Islamic faith, as he was dressed traditionally and on his way to hold prayers at a local mosque.”