UK police probing if Iran International journalist stabbed in London was attacked due to his job

British counter-terrorism detectives are investigating after a journalist working for a Persian language media organization was stabbed in London amid fears he had been targeted because of his job, police say.

Police say the man, aged in his 30s, was attacked and sustained an injury to his leg in the incident in Wimbledon, southwest London, on Friday afternoon.

Britain’s National Union of Journalists (NUJ) says the victim was prominent British-based Iranian journalist Pouria Zeraati, who hosts a show on the Persian language television news network Iran International which is critical of Iran’s government.

Police said his injuries were not believed to be life-threatening and he was in a stable condition.

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