2020 Regents Park stabbing

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A man was arrested on 20 February 2020 after he stabbed the muezzin of London Central Mosque in Park Road, near Regent's Park, at 15:10 GMT. The injured person has been taken to a major trauma center, according to the London Ambulance Service.[1] Scotland Yard has launched an investigation into the attempted murder.[2] While the victim was in his 70s, the attacker was a 29-year-old man.[2]


Boris Johnson has tweeted about the attack that he is "deeply saddened to hear of the attack at the London Central Mosque. It's so awful that this should happen, especially in a place of worship. My thoughts are with the victim and all those affected."[3]

London mayor Sadiq Khan has said: "I'm deeply concerned by this incident at London Central Mosque. Every Londoner is entitled to feel safe in their place of worship & I want to reassure London's communities that acts of violence in our city will not be tolerated. The Met are providing extra resources in the area."[4]