The police have named the suspect charged with two counts of attempted murder following attacks on elderly Muslim men set alight outside mosques in Birmingham and London

Mohammed Abbkr, 28, allegedly sprayed a substance on two men and set it alight in Ealing, west London and Edgbaston in Birmingham on 27 February and 20 March.

He is set to appear before Coventry Magistrates’ Court on Thursday morning.

Both victims, aged 82 and 70, suffered horrific injuries, requiring ongoing treatment in the hospital for severe burns.

The BBC reported that the London victim, identified locally as Mr Harshi, is recovering at home after leaving the hospital a day after admission.

Mohammed Rayaz, 70, who was attacked on Shenstone Road in Edgbaston after walking back from Dudley Road mosque shortly after 7 pm on Monday, remains in hospital.

It remains a joint investigation between West Midlands Police, Counter Terrorism Policing and the Metropolitan Police.

West Midlands Police have thanked local communities for their support.

The investigation remains ongoing, including the motive for the attacks. West Midland Police are asking communities to not share the distressing video of the attack as it may further impact the victim and their family and potentially damages their investigation.

Reassurance patrols and community work will continue, especially with the holy month of Ramadan beginning this week, both in London and Birmingham.

Anyone with CCTV, ring doorbell footage or video football assisting West Midlands Police can forward the footage via this link.