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Man arrested in connection with attack on Mormon bishop David Charmbury

Solihull Editorial 18th Aug, 2015 Updated: 24th Oct, 2016

POLICE investigating the attack which left a mormon bishop in a coma have arrested a 32-year-old man.

The man was arrested by officers yesterday evening (August 17) on suspicion of robbery and was later bailed pending further enquiries.

Investigations are still on-going into the attack, which saw mormon bishop David Charmbury attacked while he opened up the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Clopton Crescent at around 9am on Sunday, August 16.

The 45-year-old man suffered serious head injuries as he was attacked by robbers, who then stole his Mazda CX5 Sport car.

He was found lying in the road near the church with a serious head injury by a passer-by who had heard a ‘loud bang’.

It is believed the man had been dragged down the street as he clung on to the car.

The father-of-two remains in hospital in a critical but stable condition.

Mr Charmbury’s family issued an appeal last night to find the ‘scumbags’ who attacked him.

Speaking about the on-going investigation, Sergeant Samantha Price from the force’s violent crime team, said: “It is not known at this stage how many people were involved and we are continuing to appeal for more information.”

The car was recovered a short time later on nearby Starling Grove and is undergoing forensic examination.

However, property from the car, including a black Iphone 4s in a silver case and an Ipad2 with a black smart cover in a black sleeve is still missing.

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or contact the independent charity, Crimestoppers anonymously on 08000 555 111.

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