London mosque attacker jailed for 7 years after stabbing prayer leader

A homeless man has been jailed for more than seven years after he attacked a prayer leader at a London mosque with a knife.

Daniel Horton, 30, attacked Raafat Maglad, a 70-year-old muezzin, who makes the call to prayer at London Central Mosque, on the edge of Regent’s Park, in February.

He pleaded guilty to one count of grievous bodily harm and possession of a bladed article at a previous hearing.

At the time, witnesses described how Horton had quietly prayed behind Maglad before stabbing him, leaving him with injuries including a 1.5-centimetre gash to his neck.