"For as long as I can remember the relationship between the Muslim community in Redditch, the Police and the wider community would best be described as excellent.
Due to incidents happening nationally targeted patrols have been put in place and these will now be further increased as we will not tolerate mindless attacks of this nature.
I will be arranging meetings with the chairs of the mosques, local civic leaders and the Independent Advisory Group to reassure them of our commitment and determination to do everything possible to prevent any further such incidents and track down those responsible for this attack."
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A cooler and cloudier day on the whole, although it will remain dry in most places.
Rather cloudy with an increasing chance of rain during the day, perhaps heavy at times later across northern parts.
A man has been charged with attempted murder after a man suffered stab wounds in Perry Barr yesterday.