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    The injured person, whose condition is estimated as non life-threatening, has been taken to hospital. There are no details so far on the identity of the perpetrator of the crime.

    A man has been stabbed in the neck at a Regents Park mosque in central London during afternoon prayers, London police said on Thursday.

    According to witness reports, the assailant attacked the muezzin, the person calling to prayer. 

    The police have detained a man suspected of perpetrating the crime. Footage from the crime scene shows that the detained man is a young white male wearing a red hoodie.

    Boris Johnson has expressed his sorrow in relation to the incident, adding that it is awful this should happen in a place of worship.

    ​​The assailant's motives are still unknown. Police have launched an inquiry into the matter. The incident is not being treated as terror-related at this time.

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