One Dead, 10 Injured As Van Runs Through Pedestrians Near North London Mosque


A man has reportedly died and eight people injured after a van ran through a crowd of pedestrians near a north London mosque.

Metropolitan police confirmed that a 48-year-old man has been arrested for the attack which beside Finsbury Park Mosque.

The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) said a van “intentionally” ran over worshippers.

The body said it was a “violent manifestation of Islamophbia” and called for extra security around mosques.

 Many of the victims are believed to have just left evening prayers after breaking the Ramadan fast.

An eyewitness told how he jumped out the way of the van as it struck.

He said: “He just came into all of us. There was a lot of people. We got told to move straight away.

“I was shocked, shocked, shocked. There were bodies around me.

“Thank God I just moved to the side. I just jumped. Everyone is hurt. Everyone is actually hurt.”

Prime Minister Theresa May described it as a “terrible incident”, adding: “All my thoughts are with those who have been injured, their loved ones and the emergency services on the scene.”

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