Armed police seal off London mosque after fatal stabbing nearby

Armed police have sealed of a mosque in London after a man was fatally stabbed in a nearby street.

The Metropolitan Police said the victim was found with stab wounds in Elmton Court, Cunningham Place, Westminster, at about 6.15pm on Thursday.

He was treated at the scene with help from London Ambulance Service paramedics but later died in hospital, the force said.

A Met Police spokeswoman confirmed the incident is linked to a raid at a nearby mosque.

Police and members of the public outside London Central Mosque
Police and members of the public outside London Central Mosque

"We do have officers searching the area for the suspects," she said.

The Met tweeted that the attack was not terror-related.

It said: "Officers continue to deal with a stabbing at Cunningham Place/Park Road, Westminster. We can confirm that this incident is not terror related. Searches for suspects are ongoing."

Video from outside the mosque shared on social media showed armed police at the gates to the London Central Mosque, near Regent's Park, as a helicopter circled overhead.

A police cordon was in place at the mosque following the incident, with officers flanking parts of the building's perimeter, as a helicopter methodically circled overhead.

No arrests have been made.