Incident Summary:

09/20/2017: An assailant attempted to kill two people, a Somali woman and a 12-year-old Somali girl, by intentionally running into them with his vehicle at the junction of Butterwick Drive and Acer Close in Beaumont Leys, Leicester, England, United Kingdom. The driver first ran into and seriously injured the woman, and then attempted to run into the girl, who was uninjured. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, authorities arrested Paul Moore, identified as an anti-Muslim extremist.



United Kingdom

Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred at the junction of Butterwick Drive and Acer Close in the Beaumont Leys neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unarmed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Muslim Civilians
Nationality of Target Somalia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Vehicle (not to include vehicle-borne explosives, i.e., car or truck bombs)
Weapon Details
A Volkswagen Up was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information The victims included Zaynab Hussein.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Anti-Muslim extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Paul Moore jailed for Leicester hate crime car attack," BBC, March 27, 2018.
"Man 'deliberately drove' at Muslim woman days after Parsons Green terror attack, court hears," The Telegraph, February 27, 2018.
"Muslim woman hit by car in Leicester was hate crime victim, police say," The Guardian, October 27, 2017.