LONDON — One person was arrested early Monday morning after a car rammed into pedestrians leaving several harmed and at slightest one person passed nearby a north London mosque, police said.
The Metropolitan Police conspicuous they were called to the stage on Seven Sisters Road at 12:20 a.m. internal time.
Police conspicuous in a matter that one man was conspicuous passed at the stage and at slightest eight some-more were taken to 3 detached hospitals with injuries.
The motorist of the van, a 48-year-old man, “was found incarcerated by members of open at the stage and then arrested by police in tie with the incident,” according to a matter expelled by the police.
The sole consider was taken to a hospital “as a precaution, and will be taken into control once discharged. He will also be theme of a mental health comment in due course.”
The police did not give any information privately about a motive, but conspicuous the occurrence was being investigated by the Counter Terrorism Command, and remarkable that “due to the inlet of this occurrence additional policing resources have been deployed in sequence to encourage communities, generally those watching Ramadan.”
Witnesses conspicuous the outpost plowed into worshipers as they left the Finsbury Park Mosque shortly after midnight prayers.
Witness Mohamed Mohidin told the Reuters news group that the outpost motorist came onto the sidewalk, “coming true towards all the Muslims, and as he’s coming to them he hit all of them, and we consider one of them died true away… and the rest are in a bad condition.”
The mosque’s chairman, Mohammed Kozbar, called the occurrence a “cowardly attack” in a matter on on Twitter. “Our thoughts and prayers with those who got harmed and [affected] by this villainous attack in Finsbury Park area, many casualties in the floor,” Kozbar tweeted.
“Police have reliable this is being treated as a intensity militant attack,” U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said, adding that she would chair an emergency assembly of her supervision after in the day.
“All my thoughts are with the victims, their families and the emergency services on the scene,” she said.
A personality of the Muslim Council of Britain called for additional confidence at mosques after the incident. The group’s ubiquitous secretary, Harun Khan, conspicuous that eyewitnesses saw the outpost motorist hit a series of Muslims.
“During the night, typical British adults were set on while they were going about their lives, completing their night worship. It appears from watcher accounts that the perpetrator was encouraged by Islamophobia,” he said.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan, a Muslim, offering his “thoughts and prayers” on Twitter to the victims of what he called a “horrific militant attack on trusting people.”
“While this appears to be an attack on a sold community, like the terrible attacks in, Westminster and London Bridge it is also an attack on all the shared values of tolerance, leisure and respect,” he said. “The conditions is still maturation and we titillate all Londoners to sojourn ease and vigilant.”
The outpost hit pedestrians outward the Muslim Welfare House, another Islamic village trickery nearby the mosque. The Muslim Welfare House expelled a matter Monday observant that it was repelled and confounded by the event.
“We have worked very tough over decades to build a pacific and passive village here in Finsbury Park and we totally reject any act of hatred that tries to drive the smashing village apart,” it said.
A declare who lives nearby the stage told the BBC she listened chaos outward her home.
“From the window, we started conference a lot of yelling and screeching, a lot of chaos outside. Everybody was shouting: ‘A van’s hit people, a van’s hit people.’ There was this white outpost stopped outward Finsbury Park Mosque that seemed to have hit people who were coming out after prayers had finished,” the declare said.
Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour Party leader, conspicuous he was “totally shocked” by the event. “I’ve been in hold with the mosques, police and Islington Council,” he conspicuous in a matter on Twitter.
The occurrence Monday follows two lethal attacks in London in which pedestrians were deliberately mowed down by vehicles; in