A MUSLIM man has been charged with running over a soldier outside a nightclub on New Year’s Day. Hamza Ali Hussain, 23, is accused of ramming a Mercedes into the soldier, Joshua Adams-Mitchell, 21, outside TBC in Batley.
The Sun A witness told the Huddersfield Examiner: “The car must have been doing 50mph. He just flew up in the air. “He flew into the concrete so he was grazed all over. Blood was coming from his nose and from a cut on his head. “I was sat holding his head, trying to stop the bleeding. I thought he was going to die.”
UK Mirror reports British soldier was attacked by a group of 15 thugs and hit by a car in a horror New Year’s Day incident after allegedly being branded “scum” for being in the army. Online reports claim witnesses saw a group of around 15 men set upon Joshua and a friend after hearing them talking about their tours of duty.
Independent Hit by blue Mercedes in early hours and suffered fractured cheek bone, eye socket and bruising. The 21-year-old victim, named locally as Joshua Adams-Mitchell, remains in hospital, where his family said doctors have found a bleed on the brain.
Hussain was due to appear at Leeds Magistrates’ Court charged with wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm. Two other men aged 21 and 27 have been arrested and released pending further investigation.
More than £12,000 has so far been donated to a fundraising page to help the Yorkshire regiment serviceman recover from injuries including a fractured cheek bone, eye socket and bruising to his face and body. Emma Adams, Joshua’s sister, shared pictures of his horrific injuries online, saying he was in a “bad” state and was “dosed up for the pain”. She added that support for her brother – who is set to become a father – was “unbelievable”.
Tommy Robinson and others have circulated claims that the ramming was a “terrorist attack.” (See video below) But West Yorkshire Police said there was no evidence to support allegations the man was targeted because of his service in the British Army.
Chief Superintendent Julie Sykes said “I would like to reiterate, due to continued speculation, that this incident is not believed to be racially motivated and there is no evidence to support the victim was targeted due to his service in the army.