A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a stabbing inside a central London mosque.
The victim, who is in his 70s, was found seriously injured after emergency services were called to the London Central Mosque in Park Road, near Regent’s Park, at 15:10 GMT. He was taken to hospital by paramedics where his condition has been assessed as non-life threatening.
How has the police dealt with the crime?
The Met Police said the attack is not being treated as terror related.In a statement, the mosque said the injured man was the muazzin, the person who makes the call to prayer, and he had been stabbed during Asr Prayer. Worshippers had apprehended the attacker before police arrived, the statement added. Images from inside the mosque showed a white man wearing a red hooded top, jeans and with bare feet being pinned to the floor by police officers. One video showed a knife on the floor under a plastic chair.