Muslim worshipper ‘fighting for life’ after ‘intentional hit-and-run’ outside Leicester mosque

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A MUSLIM worshipper is reportedly fighting for his life this morning after being mowed down in an alleged hit-and-run outside a Leicester mosque.

The Masjid At-Taqwa mosque said one of its worshippers was badly hurt after being hit by a car at around 1:15am.

Eyewitnesses reportedly saw a car pull a u-turn in a the street and intentionally drive into the man as he left late-night prayers.

The Masjid At-Taqwa Leicester mosque wrote on its Facebook page: “Last night after Taraweeh, one of the brothers who prayed with us was the victim of a hit and run just outside the masjid [mosque].

“He is fighting for his life, and we implore any one reading this post to ask Allah the Lord of The Worlds to grant him a full and speedy recovery, and to grant his family plentiful patience to get through this very difficult time.

“We remind you all to be very vigilant and to take care when leaving the masjid.”

Police have yet to confirm a hit-and-run – with a statement only confirming a “quite serious” collision between a car and a person forced the closure of Humberston Road.

A tweet by the force said: “Due to a road traffic accident we have had to close the Humberston Road/A47 between Spinney Hill Road and Cottesmore Road.

“We will update you as soon as possible.”

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