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Knifeman ‘stabs worshipper at London mosque’

A man has been arrested after a worshipper was allegedly stabbed in the neck at a London mosque, The Sun of UK reports.

Police were called to reports of a stabbing at London Central Mosque near Regent’s Park shortly after 3pm today.

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

The victim, in his 70s, was rushed to hospital but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Police remain at the scene and an investigation has been launched.

Around 300 people are believed to have been in mosque when the attack took place.

Central London Mosque is one of the biggest in the country and can hold up to 5,000 worshippers.

The incident comes nearly two years after Darren Osborne launched an attack outside a mosque in Finsbury Park, North London.

He was jailed for life after ploughing a rental van into worshippers on June 19, 2017, and left a 51-year-old man dead with nine others injured.

Last year a jury took less than an hour to find him guilty of both murder and attempted murder over the attack.

A Met Police spokesman said: “Police were called to a mosque in Park Road at 3.10pm to reports of a stabbing.

“Officers attended along with paramedics from the London Ambulance Service. A man, in his 70s, was found with stab injuries.

“He was treated by paramedics before being taken to hospital. His condition has been assessed as non-life-threatening.

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