Thursday 21 September 2017

What we know so far after van ploughed into worshippers leaving London mosque

Men pray after a vehicle collided with pedestrians near a mosque in the Finsbury Park neighborhood of North London, Britain June 19, 2017.
Men pray after a vehicle collided with pedestrians near a mosque in the Finsbury Park neighborhood of North London, Britain June 19, 2017.
Police officers attend to the scene after a vehicle collided with pedestrians near a mosque in the Finsbury Park neighborhood of North London, Britain June 19, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall
Men pray after a vehicle collided with pedestrians near a mosque in the Finsbury Park neighborhood of North London, Britain June 19, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall
Armed police officers attend to the scene after a vehicle collided with pedestrians near a mosque in the Finsbury Park neighborhood of North London, Britain June 19, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall
Police officers attend to the scene after a vehicle collided with pedestrians near a mosque in the Finsbury Park neighborhood of North London, Britain June 19, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall

Alexander Britton

One person has died in a "potential terrorist attack" after a van was driven into pedestrians in north London.

Here's what we know so far:

  • Police were called just after 12.20am on Monday to reports of a vehicle striking pedestrians in Seven Sisters Road.
  • The Metropolitan Police said one man died following the incident.
  • A further eight people injured were taken to three separate hospitals, while two people were treated at the scene for minor injuries.
  • A 48-year-old man was detained by members of public at the scene and then arrested by police in connection with the incident.
  • Witnesses said the van struck pedestrians who were tending to an elderly man who had collapsed.
  • Police said no other suspects at the scene have been identified or reported to police.
  • The investigation of the incident is being carried out by the Counter Terrorism Command.
  • The Muslim Council of Britain said the van intentionally ran over worshippers, and it called for extra security around mosques.

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