Surgeon stabbed in suspected hate crime on way to mosque in Greater Manchester

Surgeon stabbed in suspected hate crime on way to mosque in Greater Manchester

Dr Nasser Kurdy was attacked outside of the mosque (pictured here on Google Street View)

Monday, September 25, 2017

A surgeon was attacked outside a mosque in Greater Manchester in a suspected hate crime. 

Dr Nasser Kurdy was taken to hospital to receive treatment for a stab wound to the back of his neck. 

It was received after he was attacked outside of Altrincham and Hale Muslim Association around 5:50pm on Sunday. 

Police said the 58-year-old consultant surgeon was on his way to the mosque, where he has led prayers as its vice-chairman, when he was assaulted.

Several sources claim he heard several Islamophobic comments at the time of the incident.

Kurdy has been discharged, and two men - a 54-year-old and a 32-year-old - are being questioned in connection with the incident. 

Greater Manchester Police have appealed for witnesses with information to come forward.

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