A man who was stabbed in a horrific knife attack at a mosque while hundreds of people were praying has been pictured for the first time.
The victim has been named by mosque-goers as Rafat Maqlad, 69, who described him as a ‘selfless’ man who was well known among the community.
He was ‘stabbed in the shoulder’ at the London Central Mosque while giving the call to prayer.
A 29-year-old man, who is believed to have been attending prayers at the mosque was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder at the scene today.
Mr Maqlad was taken to hospital, where his condition is not life-threatening and Scotland Yard is not treating the attack as terror-related, or seeking any other suspects. Witnesses told how the suspect launched a ‘vicious attack’ on the muezzin, who made the call to prayer, at around 3pm.