Police are investigating claims an alleged hit-and-run driver targeted a group of men outside a pub because they were members of right-wing group the English Defence League.
It's after a Ford Focus car was driven into a group of 15 men stood outside the Rookery Tavern Pub in Wood Street in Wolverhampton on Sunday May 4, severely injuring one man.
It's believed the 40-year-old Asian victim is a leading member of the EDL’s controversial Sikh Division, Jag Singh from Wolverhampton.
The turban-wearing father is lauded by the EDL as proof that it is not racist and instead is only opposed to Islamic extremists.
A spokesman from monitoring site EDL Extra, said:
About 15 EDL supporters had gathered outside the Rookery Tavern pub in Wood Street, Wolverhampton, on Sunday May 4, a popular drinking and meeting spot for the group.
An argument broke out between some pub-goers which spilled out into the street.
Police say a red Ford Focus car then turned up and drove straight at a group of up to 15 men before injuring another man as it reversed out.
A witness described how bodies were flung across the bonnet as the driver aimed for the thickest part of the group.
Detective Inspector Jim Munro from West Midlands Police Force CID said:
Detectives have arrested two people. A 47-year-old man was detained shortly afterwards while a 26-year-old man was arrested days later on suspicion of conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm.
Both have been bailed pending further inquiries.