UK police treating stabbing near London as terrorism inspired by ‘far right’

UK: 'Far-right' stabbing treated as terrorist incident
Police say stabbing has ‘hallmarks of a terror event’ that was inspired by the far-right

A 50-year-old man from the village of Stanwell, near Heathrow Airport, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of attempted murder and racially aggravated public order offenses.

A police cordon at the site of a stabbing incident in Barnsley, northern England on September 8, 2018.
A police cordon at the site of a stabbing incident in Barnsley, northern England on September 8, 2018. (AFP Archive)

Crimson Tazvinzwa, AIWA! NO!|British police say a stabbing west of London on Saturday in which a man attacked a teenager with a baseball hat and knife while hurling racist abuse is being treated as a terrorist incident “inspired by the far-right.”

A 50-year-old man from the village of Stanwell, near Heathrow Airport, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and racially aggravated public order offences. 

A 50-year-old man from the village of Stanwell, near Heathrow Airport, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of attempted murder and racially aggravated public order offenses.
A 50-year-old man from the village of Stanwell, near Heathrow Airport, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of attempted murder and racially aggravated public order offenses.

A 19-year-old man was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Neil Basu, head of counter-terrorism policing, said Sunday that while the investigation was just beginning, the incident had “hallmarks of a terror event.”

He added “police are committed to tackling all forms of toxic extremist ideology.”

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