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Mormon bishop David Charmbury on the road to recovery following attack

Solihull Editorial 4th Sep, 2015 Updated: 24th Oct, 2016

THE FAMILY of a Mormon Bishop who was critically injured when his car was stolen say he is on the road to recovery.

David Charmbury was attacked and his Mazda CX5 Sport car stolen as he opened The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Clopton Crescent in Chelmsley Wood on Sunday, August 16.

But the family of the father-of-two say that following his time on the high dependency unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, he is recovering well from surgery.

Bishop Charmbury, aged 45, was rushed to the Birmingham hospital and placed in an induced coma after he was found lying in the road near the church by a passer-by who had heard a ‘loud bang’.

Speaking to The Observer, the bishop’s wife, Rachael Charmbury said: “David is getting stronger and making progress every day in the hospital.

“We are hopeful that he will be up and about soon.

“He is overwhelmed and deeply touched by all the good wishes and messages he has received.

“He is also very appreciative of the prayers that have been said on his behalf, from members of our church and other faiths alike.”

Police investigating the attack arrested a 32-year-old man on suspicion of robbery.

He was later bailed pending further enquiries.