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Court hears ten-year-old boy began losing hair after being hit at Islamic school

Mohammed Siddique and his son Mohammed Waqar will be sentenced later. Credit: PA

A court has heard how a ten year old boy started losing his hair after he was beaten by his teachers at an Islamic school because he wasn't reading the Koran properly.

Mohammed Siddique, who's 60 and his 24 year old son Mohammed Waqar, have admitted child cruelty.

Birmingham Crown Court heard that they both hit a ten year old pupil with a stick, once on the back of his legs and on another occasion they slapped him.

The boy said he was hit as a form of punishment if he misbehaved or didn't do his work properly.

He said he was hit on the back of his hand if he didn't read from the Koran properly during lessons at the Sparkbrook Islamic Centre attached to the Jamia Masjid Mosque in Birmingham .

The men will be sentenced this afternoon.

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Three men charged over fatal Sparkbrook brawl

Three men have been charged in connection with a fight in Sparkbrook in July Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Three men have been charged in connection with a brawl in Sparkbrook in which a man died.

Fazal Khan, 34, and Pierzada Khan, 32, both from Sparkbrook and security guard Asif Iqbal, 27, from Sparkhill have been charged with two counts of attempted murder and one count of conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm with intent.

Ikram Elahi, aged 28, died from a stab wound to the neck after the fight broke out in Grantham Road, Sparkbrook, on July 2. Two others were taken to hospital.

Several men have been charged with murder and are currently awaiting trial.

Man due in court charged with murder in Sparkbrook

A 22-year-old man from Birmingham will appear before magistrates today charged with the murder of a man in Sparkbrook.

Ikram Ullah Khan, who was 28, died from a stab wound to the neck last Wednesday evening.

Four more bailed over Birmingham murder

The men released on bail are not allowed to go into the city of Birmingham Credit: ITV News Central

Four more people have been bailed after a young father was murdered in Birmingham.

Ikram Elahi, aged 28, died from a stab wound to the neck after a fight broke out in front of crowds in Grantham Road on Wednesday night.

The men aged 30, 31, 32 and 34 were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and violent disorder.

As part of their bail conditions, the men are not allowed to enter the city of Birmingham.

Two other men arrested on suspicion of murder on Friday are due to be questioned once they have been declared medically fit.

Four other men in their 20s have also been bailed.

Eight men bailed over Sparkbrook murder

Eight men have been bailed while inquiries continue into a violent brawl in Birmingham which ended with the murder of a young father.

Ikram Elahi, aged 28, died from a stab wound to the neck after a fight broke out in Grantham Road, Sparkbrook, on Wednesday night.

The violent disorder in Grantham Road, Sparkbrook, happened on Wednesday night Credit: ITV News Central

Four of the men had been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and violent disorder. They were released under strict conditions, including a ban on entering the city.

Another four men, aged between 24 and 27, were arrested on Thursday on suspicion of violent disorder and also bailed overnight.

Two other men, aged 22 and 25, have been arrested on suspicion of murder but have not yet been questioned as they are receiving medical treatment. They will be quizzed by officers once they have been declared fit.

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Sparkbrook murder: six more men arrested

Six more men have been arrested as part of the investigation into the murder of a man who was stabbed in front of hundreds of people in Sparkbrook, Birmingham, on Wednesday evening.

The man who died has been formally named as Ikram Ullah Khan, 28.

Grantham Road and Farm Road remain cordoned off whilst thorough forensic examinations of the scene continue.

Two other men are still in hospital. A 22 year-old is being treated for a gunshot wound while a 25 year-old men remains in a critical condition after being slashed.

Four men, aged 30, 31, 32 and 34, have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Two other men have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

The men, aged 22 and 25, are currently receiving medical attention but will be questioned when declared medically fit.

Four men arrested in connection with Sparkbrook death

Four men have been arrested in connection with the death of a 32-year-old man in Sparkbrook on Wednesday evening.

The men, aged 24 and 27, initially arrested on suspicion of violent disorder were further arrested late last night on suspicion of murder.

The 32-year-old man, who has not yet been formally identified by his family, died as a result of a fatal knife wound.

Medical staff initially believed the man had suffered a gunshot wound. But following a post mortem examination, the cause of death has been found to be a stab wound to the neck. There was no evidence of a gunshot injury.

Grantham Road and Farm Road remain cordoned off whilst thorough forensic examinations of the scene continue.

Two other men were taken to hospital, one 22-year-old man with a gunshot wound and another 25-year-old man with a slash wound.

The 22-year-old’s injuries are not believed to be life threatening but the man with the slash wound remains in a critical condition.

A fifth man, aged 22, arrested for possession of a class A drug was bailed on Thursday night pending further enquiries.

Sparkbrook shooting: five people questioned by police

Five men are being questioned by police after a father of three was shot to death outside his home in Sparkbrook, Birmingham.

The man, named locally as Ikram Elahi, died after being shot on Grantham Road last night (2 July).

A man is being treated in hospital after being shot while another is said to be in a critical condition after being stabbed.

Four men - aged between 24 and 27 - have been arrested on suspicion of violent disorder while another man, aged 22, was arrested for possession of a class A drug.

We appreciate how unsettling this is for the communities especially when guns and knives are used. We would encourage people not to speculate and I would reiterate that there is nothing to suggest this will spark any further disorder.

– Superintendent Bas Javid, West Midlands Police

Grantham Road and Farm Road remain closed while investigations take place.

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