London mosque stabbing: Man storms building and attacks worshipper while he prays

Footage from the scene showed a white male in a red hooded top being led from the mosque by police

A man has reportedly been stabbed in the neck in a mosque during late afternoon prayers at Regents Park mosque in central London, police have confirmed.

Officers were called to the holy building at 3:10pm to find a man in his 70s had sustained stab injuries. He has since been taken to hospital, where he is recovering from non life-threatening injuries.

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Witnesses at the scene claimed the victim had been the person designated to lead and recite the call to prayer. In a tweet the London Ambulance Service confirmed he had been taken to a major trauma centre.

A man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of attempted murder.

Footage from the scene showed a young white man in a red hooded top being led from the mosque by police. In a seperate video a bladed weapon, less than 10cm in length, can be seen discarded on the floor.

It comes just a day after a gunman killed at least nine people after opening fire on two shisha bars in Hanau, western Germany. Chancellor Angela Merkel said there were multiple signs the attacker, a 43-year-old who took his own life during the attack, had acted out of racism.

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