“That this why this Government will act to stamp out extremist and hateful ideology, both across society and on the internet.
Cabinet minister Sajid Javid, who is Muslim, spoke briefly to concerned residents as he visited the scene of the attack this morning.
He said: “The perpetrator of this attack, and those terrible attacks that we saw recently in Manchester and London, their intention is to seek to divide society.
“My message to them is that they will always, always fail.
“This Government will always take a zero-tolerance approach to hate crime, including anti-Muslim hate crime, wherever we find it.”