Police have been called to a stabbing at London's Regent Park Mosque.

Officers attended the mosque on Park Road at 3.10pm (today) along with paramedics from the London Ambulance Service (LAS).

The Metropolitan Police confirmed the injured man was aged in his 70s. He has been assessed in hospital and his condition is not life-threatening.

Images posted to social media showed a white man in a red hooded top, jeans and bare feet being pinned to the floor by police officers inside the mosque, as others, including a small child, watched on.

A man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of attempted murder.

A crime scene has been put in place.

Enquiries are continuing.

Lancashire Telegraph:

The scene outside London Central Mosque in Regent's Park, where police have arrested a man on suspicion of attempted murder after officers were called to reports of a stabbing. Marc Ward/PA

The London Ambulance Service (LAS) said the man stabbed at the mosque near Regent's Park has been taken to a major trauma centre.

The service tweeted: "We sent an ambulance crew, a paramedic in a car and an advanced paramedic practitioner to this incident in Regent's Park.

"We treated a man at the scene and took him to a major trauma centre."

A witness to the attack said the suspect had been a regular in the mosque, and had been seen at least six months ago.

Abi Watik, 59, said: "We were shocked we didn't know what was happening."

He said the victim had been stabbed once in the right shoulder moments after prayers had started, and he believed the suspect had waited for that moment.

He said: "It has just started and he was waiting for them to start.

"He was praying behind him and then he stabbed him.

"He (the suspect) was silent the whole time."

Mr Watik continued: "We were shocked, we didn't know what happened, we saw the guy on the floor and blood on his shoulder and the knife on the floor.

"He was waiting for him I think to start praying. He was right behind him."

When asked if there was any security at the mosque, he said no.

"This is the mosque, you can never stop anybody, everyone comes to the mosque."

Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted: "I'm 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."

A video on social media showed a suspect being led away from inside the mosque.

BREAKING NEWS: Theaftermath of a stabbing in the #RegentsParkMosque where one man was stabbed.