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Man denies Birmingham mosque police knife attack

A man has denied attempting to murder a police officer during a knife attack at a mosque in Birmingham.

Mohamoud Elmi is also charged with wounding and attempted murder against two fellow worshippers during an incident at a mosque in Ward End on 15 June.

The 32 year-old entered a plea of not guilty today at Birmingham Crown Court.

He was remanded back to a secure psychiatric unit.

The trial is expected to begin on 29 January next year.


Police officer describes attack in Birmingham mosque

A police officer who was stabbed protecting worshippers in a Birmingham mosque has described for the first time, the moment he was attacked.

PC Adam Koch says if it wasn't for their help, he wouldn't be alive today.

He was speaking publicly at an awards ceremony where he was being honoured for another, seperate act of bravery when he rescued a critically ill child. This is his story in his own words.

Injured police officer back home


Policeman stabbed at mosque says he owes a 'massive debt of thanks'

A West Midlands Police officer being hailed a hero for tackling a knifeman in a Birmingham mosque says he owes a 'massive debt of thanks' to worshippers who helped him overpower the man.

PC Adam Koch, 31, suffered multiple knife wounds when he confronted a man who had allegedly stabbed three members of the congregation at Madrassa Qasim Uloom mosque, Washwood Heath Road on the evening of 15th June.

"I owe those people a massive debt of thanks and help if it wasn't for their help, bravely running towards a man they'd already seen brandishing a large knife, I may not be here today.

"As soon as I'm back on my feet I intend to visit the mosque and ask the imam to pass on my gratitude to the worshippers who put their own safety in jeopardy to assist me.

"In the end it was a great community effort to overpower the man and arrest him."

– PC Adam Koch
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