Surrey stabbing was a FAR-RIGHT terror attack, cops say

According to police, the attack was “inspired by the far-right”.

A 19-year-old man was stabbed in Stanwell on Saturday night, with a 50-year-old man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and racially aggravated public order.

The victim, aged 19, remains in hospital in a non-life threatening condition.

Assistant commissioner, Neil Basu, head of Counter Terrorism Policing, said today: “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.

“This allows us to use all of the specialist capabilities available to establish the full circumstances of this attack.”

TERROR: Police are treating the incident as a far-right terror attack (Pic: SURREY ADVERTISER)

KNIFED: A 19-year-old was stabbed after being subjected to racial abuse (Pic: SURREY ADVERTISER)

Mr Basu added: “Police are committed to tackling all forms of toxic extremist ideology, which has the potential to threaten public safety and security.

“Local officers will be out and about providing reassurance and protective security advice to communities, places of worship and businesses.

“Our utmost priority is keeping the public safe.

“Counter-Terrorism Policing and security partners continue to work tirelessly to stop and disrupt attacks in the UK and to prevent people from being drawn into violent extremism.

“Police also routinely carry out daily activities to provide protection and security to the public, institutions and, businesses. This activity remains under constant review to counter the threats that the UK is facing.”

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Surrey Police is also helping terror cops investigate the horrifying incident.

Det Supt Karen Mizzi said: “I want to reassure residents that we are doing all we can to ensure a thorough investigation takes place and we are supporting those affected by last night’s events.

“Patrols will be stepped up across Stanwell in order to provide assurances to those in the area specifically around mosques and increasing engagement with communities of all faiths, giving advice on how people and places can protect themselves.

“Places of worship can also use our online training package ‘ACT Awareness eLearning’ for advice on Protective Security and how to react should the worst happen.”

The incident comes just days after in New Zealand.

It is alleged the attacker was inspired by far-right ideologies.

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