“Violence solves nothing,” the Archbishop of Southwark has insisted, following the Streatham terror attack.
Calling Sunday’s attack, in which three people were injured, “saddening and shocking”, Archbishop John Wilson lamented how “yet again” innocent bystanders had become victims of terrorist violence.
“Violence solves nothing,” Archbishop Wilson declared. “It is both saddening and shocking that, yet again, there has been a terrorist attack on innocent bystanders on a street in London.
“A normal Sunday afternoon in Streatham became the scene for a violent attack,” he said.
“For those who think that terrorism can achieve anything, we commit ourselves with determination to saying ‘no’ to violence on our streets and within our communities,” he continued, offering prayers for the injured, their families and for emergency services personnel.
Sudesh Amman was shot dead by police after embarking on a stabbing spree in Streatham High Road, south London, on Sunday afternoon.
A man and a woman were stabbed during the attack and another woman was injured when police shot Amman.
Picture: Police activity at the scene following the terror attack in Streatham High Road, south London by Sudesh Amman, 20, who was shot dead by armed police following what police declared as a terrorist-related incident. (Aaron Chown/PA).