A man has been charged following a stabbing inside a mosque in London.

The 70-year-old worshipper was knifed in the neck during the call to prayers on Friday afternoon.

Now Daniel Horton has been charged with GBH and possession of a bladed article following the incident at the London Central Mosque in Regent's Park.

He is due to appear before magistrates on Saturday.

The injured worshipper - Raafat Maqlad - was pictured smiling in his hospital bed a day later, before leaving to continue his duties as prayer leader.

He said on Friday evening: "I came out of hospital to pray and now I’m going back to continue treatment."

In 1997, Mr Maqlad oversaw the funeral of Dodi Fayed, who died alongside Princess Diana in her fatal car crash in Paris.

Raafat Maglad in hospital after he was stabbed at the London Central Mosque
Raafat Maglad in hospital after he was stabbed at the London Central Mosque

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Witness Ayaz Ahmad, said there were 200 worshippers inside the building when the incident happened.

He said: “I just heard a scuffle and a scream. He was stabbed in the right-hand side of the neck. It was 30 seconds of mayhem.

“Police apprehended the guy. It was just shock and horror.”

Images from the mosque showed police pinning down a man in a red hooded top. A knife was seen on the floor.

A knife was spotted close to the man's feet
A knife was spotted in footage from inside the mosque

Shaukat Warraich, director of public affairs at Muslim welfare charity the Al-Khoei Foundation, said after the incident: "Regent's Park is the most iconic mosque in London because of its size and location, but it is probably also the most secure in terms of what they have and resources and manpower.

"But generally mosques are soft targets. Most don't have any security apart from some CCTV.

"People are looking over their shoulders, 100%."

Police outside the London Central Mosque

Prime Minister Boris Johnson was “deeply saddened” by the horror.

He said: “It’s awful this should happen, especially in a place of worship.”

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said: “Every Londoner is entitled to feel safe in their place of worship.”

And the Muslim Council of Britain’s Harun Khan said: “We condemn this attack.”