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London Central Mosque stabbing: Man charged with GBH over attack on prayer leader

PUBLISHED: 12:19 22 February 2020 | UPDATED: 16:22 22 February 2020

Central London Mosque in Regent's Park, where a man has been stabbed. Picture: Sam Volpe

Central London Mosque in Regent's Park, where a man has been stabbed. Picture: Sam Volpe

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Police have charged a 29-year-old man with grievous bodily harm (GBH) and possessing a blade in relation to the stabbing at the London Central Mosque in Regent’s Park on February 20.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan (centre) meets mosque Director General Dr Ahmad Al-Dubayan (left) at the London Central Mosque, near Regent's Park. Picture: Kirsty O'Connor/PA WireMayor of London Sadiq Khan (centre) meets mosque Director General Dr Ahmad Al-Dubayan (left) at the London Central Mosque, near Regent's Park. Picture: Kirsty O'Connor/PA Wire

Daniel Horton, 29, of no fixed abode, was charged on Friday February 21 and appeared in Westminster Magistrates' Court on Saturday February 22.

He spoke only to state his nationality as British and confirm his name and date of birth.

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Raafat Maglad, 70, was treated in hospital for stab injuries after being injured at London Central Mosque in Regent's Park.

Mr Maglad, known as the muezzin - the person who makes the call to prayer - returned to the mosque for Friday prayers, less than 24 hours after the incident.

Prosecutor Tanyia Dogra said the victim had suffered a 1.5cm wound to his neck.

Horton was remanded in custody by District Judge Nina Tempia to appear at Southwark Crown Court on March 20.


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