Hammer-wielding man, 38, arrested after trying to attack worshippers

A HAMMER-wielding man has been arrested after trying to attack worshippers at a London mosque in the early hours of this morning.

The suspected attacker was stopped and detained by brave worshippers at Darussalam Cultural Centre in Ealing, West London, at around 4.30am this morning.

Police were called to the scene, where the 38-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted GBH.

The suspect is now in custody at a west London police station.

There are no reports of any injuries and the attack is not being treated as terror-related.

Cops say the man may have been involved in a dispute with people who he believed had attended the mosque the previous day.

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson wrote on Twitter: “Officers are on the scene following reports of an incident at a mosque in Ealing. Police were called at 04:33hrs on Monday, 3 June to amosque in HayesRoad, Southall, following reports of a man armed with a hammer. Officers attended.

“A 38-year-old man is reported to have attempted to attack people. He was detained by worshippers prior to police arrival. He has subsequently been arrested on suspicion of attempted GBH and is in custody at a west London police station.

No reports of any injuries. The incident is not being treated as terror-related. It is believed the man may have been involved in a dispute with people who he believed to have been attendees from the mosque the previous day. Officers remain at the scene. Enquiries continue.”