#Leytonstone is one of the most tolerant multicultural parts of London. Tonight’s attack is not about Syria or Islam, it’s just senseless evil.
Speculating on the motives of the attacker is not helpful — that’s a job for the police.
The reports are that the police have tasered the suspect and taken him into custody alive. Hopefully that will allow them to try and understand how anyone thinks they can justify an attack on innocent people.
My thoughts go out to the people who have suffered terrible injuries tonight and to their families and friends and I wish them a full and speedy recovery.
The Metropolitan Police are asking for anyone who saw anything suspicious to call the Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321 and to contact them if you captured video or photo footage of the incident.
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