Elderly man attacked in Rotherham dies in hospital

Credit: South Yorkshire Police

An 81-year-old man who was injured following an attack in Rotherham has died in hospital overnight.

Mushin Ahmed was assaulted in an area just off Fitzwilliam Road in the early hours of Monday 10 August.

He was understood to be on his way to a mosque for morning prayers.

It is with great sadness that we confirm to the public this morning the death of Mr Ahmed and our sincerest condolences go to his family and friends.

He was a much loved and respected member of his community and his relatives are receiving specialist support from officers.

– Detective Chief Inspector Chris Singleton, South Yorkshire Police
Mushin Ahmed was found with serious head injuries. Credit: ITV News

Two men have been charged in connection with the assault. Damien Hunt, 29, of Doncaster Road, Rotherham, and Kieran John Rice, 21, of Oakes Meadow, Rotherham, appeared at Rotherham Magistrates’ Court on Friday 14 August charged with section 18 assault with intent.

Both men were remanded in custody to appear before Sheffield Crown Court on Friday 28 August.

A further two men were arrested earlier this week – a 29-year-old man from Dalton and a 24-year-old man from Thrybergh. They have been bailed while detectives continue their enquiries.