London on edge and police fill the street as public beheading stokes ethnic tensions

National Post | News

Residents of the southeast London neighbourhood where a British soldier was slaughtered in a terrorist attack yesterday reacted with unease at what the incident meant for immigrant relations. This comes as police have arrested two more suspects in relation to the attack.

The Metropolitan Police arrested a man and a woman, both aged 29, on suspicion of conspiracy to murder. The other two suspects who were shot at the scene have been arrested on suspicion of murder. They remain in separate hospitals and are in stable condition, police said in an e-mailed statement Thursday.

Prime Minister David Cameron called the killing by two men wielding knives and meat cleavers a “betrayal of Islam” and warned against “knee-jerk responses.” In Woolwich, the area where the attack occurred outside an army barracks, residents said they were concerned at the effect it would have on a changing neighborhood. The soldier has now been identified as…

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