In what officials are calling a terror attack in broad daylight on the streets of Woolwich in South London, two machete wielding attackers hacked a British soldier to death with meat cleavers and a machete-like knife. One of the men demanded to be filmed by onlookers and amateur footage of him talking and explaining why he did it has emerged online.
In the video the attacker can be heard saying “we swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you until you leave us alone”. Police arrived on the scene 20 min later and both attackers were shot and taken to nearby hospitals.
There video has been blurred in some parts, but may still be graphic for sensitive viewers.
Police and MI5 are treating the attack as a possible terror incident although experts are saying the attackers were acting as ‘lone wolves’.
“The attackers demanded onlookers take photos and video of the sickening attack.
One brave woman, scout leader Ingrid Loyau-Kennett bravely confronted one of the men, who ranted: “We want to start a war in London tonight.”
She told the man: “Right now it is only you versus many people, you are going to lose, what would you like to do?’, Britain’s Daily Telegraph reported.
Scotland Yard has confirmed two men were arrested over the “shocking and horrific” murder.” [News.com.au]
No doubt this will increase racial tensions in the UK.