Shocking CCTV shows thugs attacking a pensioner as he walked home from a mosque in Kings Heath, Birmingham, after evening prayers

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Shocking CCTV shows the moment a pensioner was attacked by three thugs as he walked home from a mosque after evening prayers.

The 73-year-old worshipper was walking along a road when the trio got out of a black vehicle on York Street, in King's Heath, Birmingham.

One yob can be seen kicking the OAP forcibly in the back, causing him to fall and smash his head on a display board outside a bar.

The gang then fled the scene at around 11pm on Wednesday evening (29/3) while the victim was taken to hospital with a broken hand and cuts to his face.

West Midlands Police has now launched a manhunt for the attackers while the victim's family have also appealed for information on social media.

His daughter wrote on Facebook: "Last night at around 11pm my dad was violently attacked by a group of thugs on York Road as he was on his way back home from the mosque.

"They assaulted him from behind and left him unconscious on the footpath bleeding out.

"He is in hospital. Please pray for him and be safe and vigilant.

"Also if anybody saw anything or heard anything, please, please I urge you to contact the police so that we can catch these cowards."

The force said there was no evidence to suggest the attack was linked to two men being set on fire near mosques in Edgbaston, Birmingham, and Ealing, west London.