Police say shot came from blank-firing handgun and have ruled out terrorism after incident at Ilford mosque
The Metropolitan police have launched an investigation after a shot was fired outside a London mosque during prayers for Ramadan.
Police said there were no injuries, and they believe the shot came from a blank-firing handgun, and significantly, they were not treating it as a terrorist incident.
The single shot was fired outside a mosque in Ilford in east London at 10.45pm.
The man with the weapon entered the mosque on the High Road in Seven Kings, but was “ushered out” by those inside, according to police. A shot was then heard.
The incident comes after 51 people were killed in the Christchurch mosque massacre in New Zealand and nearly two years after a terrorist attacked worshippers close to the Finsbury Park mosque in north London, killing one person.Continue reading...