London mosque attack: Men assault Muslim worshipper with batten and hammer after shouting Islamophobic abuse.
Hours after dozens of people were killed in an attack on two mosques in New Zealand, a man was attacked "with a hammer" and a "batten" outside an east London mosque.
A group of three men shouted Islamophobic abuse as they drove past the place of worship on Cannon Street Road, eyewitnesses said.
They called people attending Friday prayers “terrorists”, they added. A few worshippers followed the blue car, only for the men to climb out of the vehicle and attack one of them with a weapon, thought to be a hammer. Police said the 27-year-old victim sustained head injuries.
The two groups fought before the men climbed back into the car and drove away.