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Man 'fighting for life' after stabbing outside UK mosque

A 20-year-old man was arrested but since released as investigation continue [Getty]

Date of publication: 1 February, 2021

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The 35-year-old man was taken to hospital by emergency services after the targeted on Saturday afternoon. It is not believed to be a hate crime.

A 35-year-old man is fighting for his life after being stabbed outside a mosque in the north of England this weekend, local media have reported.

The man was attacked outside the Markazi Jamia Mosque in Sheffield on Saturday evening.

Locals rushed to help the man until emergency services arrived at the scene.

According to reports, the man has sustained life-threatening injuries.

A 20-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder has since been released as local police continue their investigation.

South Yorkshire police did not respond to a request for comment by The New Arab at the time of publication. 

Clarifying earlier reports that the stabbing had taken place inside the mosque, a spokesperson for the police confirmed that it happened outside the place of worship, according to the Yorkshire Examiner.

In a statement to the local paper, the spokesperson said that the attack is believed to have been targeted and part of an ongoing dispute.

It is not thought to be a hate crime.

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