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British man injured helping Finland attack victims insists he is 'not a hero'

Hassan Zubier said one of the attack victims died in his arms. Credit: Facebook/Hassan Zubier

A British man injured while helping other victims of a suspected terror attack in Finland has insisted he is "not a hero".

Two Finnish women were killed and seven people were wounded in the knife attack in the western city of Turku, 90 miles west of Helsinki, on Friday.

Hassan Zubier, thought to be a Kent-born paramedic and now living in Sweden, told Swedish media he was stabbed as he tried to help others, including a woman who died in his arms.

Speaking to the BBC Mr Zubier said: "I am not a hero. I did what I was trained for. I did my best and more."

Armed police at the scene of the stabbings in Turku, Finland. Credit: AP

A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokeswoman said: "Our staff have offered support to a British man following an incident in Finland."

Four Finns, an Italian and a Swede were also injured in the attack, which Finland's Security Intelligence Service said was "a likely terror act".

Police said the suspect, an 18-year-old Moroccan man, was shot in the leg and arrested, and appeared to have targeted women.

The man's identity is known to police.

Passersby tend to a victim of a stabbing in the Finnish city of Turku. Credit: Petra Ristola/YLE

Four other men have been arrested, and an international warrant has been issued for another suspect.

Security is being stepped up across the country in the wake of the attack.

Prime Minister Juha Sipila said the government was closely monitoring the ongoing police operation.