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TWO people were injured and taken to hospital following a hit-and-run incident outside a mosque in Leicester.

A teenage boy and a man in his 40s were hit outside the Masjid At-Taqwa on Humberstone Road at 1 am on Thursday (30).

One of the injured was a worshipper who was attending the late-night prayers offered during the holy month of Ramadan.

The Masjid At-Taqwa Leicester mosque wrote on its Facebook page: “Last night after Taraweeh, one of the brothers who prayed with us was the victim of a hit and run just outside the masjid [mosque].

“He is fighting for his life, and we implore anyone reading this post to ask Allah the Lord of The Worlds to grant him a full and speedy recovery, and to grant his family plentiful patience to get through this very difficult time.

“We remind you all to be very vigilant and to take care when leaving the masjid.”

Leicestershire Police said they were not treating the incident as terror-related

“The vehicle failed to stop at the scene and enquiries are ongoing to locate it. Humberstone Road has been closed at its junction with Spinney Hill Road while officers remain at the scene,” police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.