Sky News has uploaded ‘Suspected terror attack’ in north London
Police say they’re treating an attack on worshippers near a mosque in North London as a ‘suspected terrorist incident’.
At least one person has been killed and ten injured after a van was ‘deliberately’ driven into a crowd.
Sky’s Ashish Joshi spoke with witness at the police cordon.
Witness: Crowd was leaving mosque
Hillary Briffa, who witnessed the aftermath of the incident in London, tells CNN’s Ana Cabrera that a van hit worshipers leaving a mosque.
Report: Vehicle hits pedestrians in London
Witnesses recount attack on Muslim worshippers near Finsbury Park mosque
At least one person has been killed and 10 others injured after a vehicle ran over pedestrians close to two mosques in a north London neighbourhood, UK police have said.
The 48-year-old driver of the van was detained by bystanders before being arrested by police after the incident in Finsbury Park.
The UK’s Counter Terrorism Command is investigating the attack, which occurred just after midnight on Monday.
Van hits pedestrians near Finsbury Park Mosque in London
Several pedestrians have been injured after being hit by a van in London.
Witnesses said the vehicle veered off the road into worshippers outside Finsbury Park Mosque shortly after midnight.
Footage showed injured people motionless on the pavement as angry crowds surrounded a white man believed to be the driver.
A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said officers were called at 12.20am.
“Officers are on the scene with other emergency services,” he added. “There are a number of casualties being worked on at the scene. There has been one person arrested. Enquiries continue.”
As unconfirmed reports swirled, former EDL leader Tommy Robinson, real name Stephen Lennon, was condemned for accusing the mosque of past links with extremists.
“I genuinely hope the innocent people targeted tonight outside the mosque are ok,” he later wrote on Twitter.
The London Ambulance Service said it had sent a number of resources to the scene but could not immediately be reached to confirm details of casualties.
Van mows down pedestrians in Finsbury Park Mosque in N. London, at least 7 people injured – reports
Several people have been injured after being hit by a van near Finsbury Park Mosque in north London, early Monday morning. The van reportedly veered off the road into people outside the mosque but it was unclear whether the collision was deliberate. One person has been reportedly arrested at the scene.
From Huffington Post.Com:
Injuries Reported After Vehicle Hits Pedestrians In London
London’s Metropolitan Police say a number of people were injured early Mondaywhen a vehicle collided with pedestrians shortly after midnight local time, in what police have called a “major incident.”
Authorities say one person has been arrested in the Finsbury Park area of north London, and the city’s Ambulance Service said a “number of resources” had been sent to Seven Sister Road.
1 ARRESTED, CASUALTIES REPORTED AFTER VAN DRIVES INTO PEDESTRIANS NEAR LONDON MOSQUE
Van mows down pedestrians near London mosque, police dealing with ‘major incident’
London’s Metropolitan Police said in a statement that “there are a number of casualties being worked on at the scene” of the apparent attack, which took place at Seven Sisters Road.
Social media reports indicate that a white van hit people close to the Finsbury Park Mosque. Multiple reports say the attacker is a white male.
Twitter user Didier, who says he was at the scene at the time the incident unfolded, posted a video showing the arrest of a suspected attacker by police. Didier wrote that he saw at least seven people injured as a result of the attack, including three of them seriously.
The London Ambulance Service has so far said that they “sent a number of resources to an incident in Seven Sisters Road.”
Before the police arrived at the scene, bystanders reportedly apprehended the alleged attacker and pinned him to the ground.
The London Fire Brigade reported that they are assisting the police and ambulance services in dealing with the incident.
Videos purporting to show the aftermath of the incident emerged on social media, in which several people could be seen lying motionless on the ground.
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LIVE from London after van runs over pedestrians near Finsbury Park Mosque.
Ruptly is live from London on Monday, June 19, where police are responding to reports that a van has run over a number of pedestrians near Finsbury Park Mosque
CNN has uploaded Witness: People were screaming, shouting
Cynthia Vanzella, who witnessed the incident in London, speaks with CNN’s Ana Cabrera.