2020 Regents Park stabbing

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On 20 February 2020, the muezzin of London Central Mosque in Park Road, near Regent's Park, was injured when a man stabbed him in the neck in front of onlookers at 15:10 GMT. The man was arrested minutes later. The injured person was taken to a major trauma center, according to the London Ambulance Service, but returned the next day to resume his duties.[1][2] Scotland Yard has launched an investigation into the attempted murder.[3] While the victim was in his 70s, the attacker was a 29-year-old homeless man by the name of Daniel Horton.[3] Currently the motive is unclear.


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."[4]

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."[5]