London mosque stabbing: Man arrested after attacking worshipper while he prays

A man has been arrested after stabbing a worshipper in the shoulder during late afternoon prayers at the London Central Mosque in Regents Park, police have confirmed.

Officers were called to the holy building in central London at 3.10pm to find the mosque’s muazzin – the person designated to lead and recite the call to prayer – had been stabbed.

The man, who is in his 70s, has since been taken to a major trauma centre where he is recovering from non life-threatening injuries.

A 29-year-old man, who police believe had been attending prayers, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of attempted murder. He is currently being held in custody at central London police station.

A statement from Scotland Yard said the incident was not being treated as terror-related at this time.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.