Man guilty of mosque worshippers' attempted murders

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A man has been found guilty of trying to murder two elderly worshippers he set fire to after they left mosques in London and Birmingham.

Mohammed Abbkr, 29, sprayed petrol on Hashi Odowa, 82, near an Islamic centre in Ealing, west London, and Mohammed Rayaz, 70, in Birmingham earlier this year.

Both men needed hospital treatment with Mr Rayaz kept in for several weeks.

Abbkr was found guilty by majority verdict at Birmingham Crown Court.

The Recorder of Birmingham, Judge Melbourne Inman KC, told the court he wanted to hear further psychiatric evidence before considering a proposal to sentence Abbkr to a hospital order when he reappears at the court on 17 November.

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