UK counter-terrorist police probe attempted murder as terrorist incident

LONDON (Reuters) - British counter terrorism police said on Sunday they were investigating an attempted murder which 'has hallmarks of a terror event, inspired by the far-right' and a 50-year-old man has been arrested. Counter Terrorism Police South East said it was investigating the non-fatal stabbing of a 19-year-old man on Saturday evening in Stanwell, southern England, following reports of a man 'acting aggressively and shouting racist comments whilst carrying a baseball bat and a knife'

Reuters March 18, 2019 01:05:33 IST
UK counter-terrorist police probe attempted murder as terrorist incident

UK counterterrorist police probe attempted murder as terrorist incident

LONDON (Reuters) - British counter terrorism police said on Sunday they were investigating an attempted murder which "has hallmarks of a terror event, inspired by the far-right" and a 50-year-old man has been arrested.

Counter Terrorism Police South East said it was investigating the non-fatal stabbing of a 19-year-old man on Saturday evening in Stanwell, southern England, following reports of a man "acting aggressively and shouting racist comments whilst carrying a baseball bat and a knife".

"Whilst this investigation is still in its infancy, it has hallmarks of a terror event, inspired by the far-right, and therefore it has been declared a terrorism incident," Neil Basu, head of counter terrorism policing, said in a statement.

(Reporting by Elizabeth Piper; Editing by Gareth Jones)

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