Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has commented on reaction to the murder of a serving British soldier in Woolwich yesterday:
It's completely wrong to blame this killing on religion of Islam or British foreign policy.
Yesterday this messaged was sent from Boris Johnson's Twitter account:
This afternoon's attack in Woolwich is a sickening deluded and unforgivable act of violence. My thoughts are with the victim and his family— Boris Johnson (@MayorofLondon) May 22, 2013
Last night police contained English Defence League supporters in Woolwich, while two men were arrested for separate attacks on mosques in Kent and Essex.
A Cobra meeting is due to begin within the hour for which Prime Minister David Cameron has returned from Paris.