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.